At eighteen months my daughter is really starting to show her fun side. Don't get me wrong-- she's always been fun, but the past month or so her personality and humor and interest in certain things are really coming through. Some of her interests include playing with play-dough, coloring, sorting out or lining up her toys (or quirky little things she picks up around the house). Her attention span for books and certain activities is still pretty short because of her age, but it's getting longer as she gets older, so that makes doing crafts and reading or practicing ABCs and 123s a bit easier and that's something I am really starting to instill in our days now. We've had a little table for her in our kitchen/dining area for several months and she really enjoys sitting at it for snacks and playing. So I've set her up a little craft corner at it with a box of fun things for her to do-- and learning new skills as she plays, unbeknownst to her...
It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood
"The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!' And the Lord said, 'If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, "Be uprooted and be planted in the sea"; and it would obey you.'" (Luke 17:5-6) George Mueller, a German follower of Christ, when asked about his ability … Continue reading Lord, Increase Our Faith!
Week before last both of my grandmothers celebrated their birthdays, just a day apart, and I got to thinking about just how blessed I am to have these two wonderful women in my life. My mother's mother is Esther, and her name means "star." This is very fitting because I have always thought that she … Continue reading She Shall Be Praised
Being in control is so appealing to humans.We like it, because when we're in control, things are going our way. But even when we think we're in control, we really aren't. And when we think we are, but really aren't, that's when things will normally go out on a sour note and we get frustrated, upset, and discouraged. We need to remember God through not only the bad times when we are in need, but in the good times, because every good and every perfect gift is from Him.
Recently a dear friend of mine told me it was high time to write another article. When I asked if she had any ideas on what I should write about, she said, “Well, your engagement, for one! It gives us single girls a hope.” Well, I’m not sure how qualified I am to write about … Continue reading While You’re Waiting On Prince Charming
Jesus said, "Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it." (Luke 17:32-33) Who was Lot's wife? She was married to Abraham's nephew, Lot, and they lived in the very wicked city of Sodom. This is the sum of her story: "(15) When morning … Continue reading Remember Lot’s Wife