Monthly Archives: September 2011

They must be joking

There’s a commercial that plays on a lot of new dvd rentals these days. Apparently I’ve been too busy making fun of it to remember what the product and company names are, but its boast is something like: “Now you can take your movies with you wherever you go!” It shows a squeaky clean American […]

Cords of Kindness

“…God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentence.” – Romans 2:4 “…the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” – Proverbs 31:26 “I led them with cords of kindness, with bands of love…” – Hosea 11:4 There’s a part of me that wishes great parenting was all about consistent responses, well-commanded respect, and wise […]

Now it’s funny

I was going through my “mobile uploads” on Facebook and found this gem.¬†Look at this sweet little print of my son’s hand: It warms a mother’s heart. Except for the fact that it was made with his own poo. And I found it on two couches, a table, two chairs, and smeared in various places […]

“Be not satisfied…”

“Get positive knowledge of your love for Jesus, and be not satisfied till you can speak of your interest in Him as a reality, which you have made sure by having received the witness of the Holy Spirit, and His seal upon your soul by faith.” It’s worth reading this whole reflection of Charles Spurgeon, […]

Sweet kids

Ethan (4), Sam (3), Josh (2) and Ellie (11 months): I think if I ever manage to get a picture of all of them looking at the camera at the same time, I’ll probably cry over it.

Getting smart about boy socks

Kerry claims he told me this a couple of years ago, but his brilliance must have been lost on me then. Now I fully acknowledge it. My life and laundry became WAY more simple when I stopped trying to match the dozens and dozens of cute little pairs of boy socks we had. For a […]

Why “Not By Myself”?

I have three little boys who think they can do everything by themselves. “I DO IT!” yells my two-year-old as he yanks a plate of food out of my hands, flinging partially cut chicken and buttered green beans all over the floor. “If a monster is under my bed, I’ll just kill it!” boasts my […]