Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Teaching One Another

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable things about having children is observing their various strengths and gifts. I'm continually amazed at how different they are and yet how well they compliment each other. They are not perfect by any means, but learning to live and choosing to love each other in the midst of imperfection is what family is all about.

Recently, I picked up this book for $3 off the clearance rack. I had aspirations of actually engaging my kids through art. Little did I know what a treasure it would be! Within a few hours Lydia had all the kids involved in an art lesson. She was so encouraging every step of the way and the results speak for themselves.

Rebekah (age 6)

John (age 4)

Joseph (age 7)

Monday, November 22, 2010

If you give Monica a reason....

(like 55 guests for Thanksgiving)

She'll HAVE to clean out the pantry....

There she'll make the earth shattering discovery that the dryer does in fact eat collar stays. Mystery solved.

Next, she'll empty the room and remember the flooring that never got finished.

She'll decide that instead of cleaning the worn out white vinyl, she'll just tear it all out.

Then she'll realize that she in fact does not have enough flooring and make the first of many trips to the store...

where she'll be told that this particular product has been discontinued.

No worries, because she'll figure out the next best thing and be satisfied with that.

But then she'll remember the can of paint her mom gave her....

and she'll have to paint the whole room.

After the floor is scraped and cleaned and mopped and primed...

she'll do the best she can to place the tiles.

Tired, though she is, she'll go off to work for twelve hours and return home to find that her thoughtful husband installed a new shelving system.

Now the laundry might actually get folded in this room instead of on the couch.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Blog in Summary

It is interesting to see this season of my life in words. The words used more frequently are larger while others seemingly fade into the background. Altogether they paint a fairly accurate picture of my life at the present.

It is convicting in to consider how the words I write and speak reflect my heart.

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

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