I think the most common verses about love are 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a. These verses go into what characteristics are shown in loving someone. I want to dive into each of these characteristics and see how they can help us, to be the best Wife, Mom, Teacher and Daughter of Christ we can be. On the list for today is Patience. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a […]
The Christmas and New Year’s holiday rush has ended. Homeschooling began a couple of weeks ago and now it has hit…the Winter Blues. Blues? or Itch? Blues seem so negative and well that is because they are. To me, the itch is a new beginning, and that is a much more positive way of looking at this time of year. So what are the positives and how can we get away from looking at this time of year as the Blues? That is just what this is all about. Hopefully you to can go from thinking of the Blues to the Itch by the end of this post. The Many Blessing of these Winter Months House gets more Organized As I have written about in other […]
In our house we “do” the Santa thing, but I draw the line at elf on the shelf. I believe that is going way to far. There are many people who love this tradition, but I want to explain to you why we do not. I hope that our thoughts get you thinking about your traditions so you can decide if they keep your faith going strong, or hurt it. Because celebrating Christmas is all about our faith, is it not? To dive into this topic, we first need to understand what the elf on the shelf is and what it’s purpose it. The elf on the shelf is a doll that comes with a book. The story book explains the process, but the idea […]
My kids have all come to know and believe in God so the Santa thing has not inhibited them. My hubby and I both grew up with Santa, so it is more of a tradition than a belief. When the kids outgrow it, we are fine with it, and then they get to help in the process. Our oldest has come to this point and loves to help out on Christmas Eve sneaking around the house placing the gifts under the tree and eating the cookies. It is a special time for him to really feel grown up and share a secret with Mom and Dad. So how did he react when he found out about the truth of Santa? He point-blank asked us why […]
Every season has it’s beauty, but for me, fall (what we northerners call autumn) is the prettiest of them all, and my favorite. Not only does the season change, but everyone’s schedules change. We all are bustling from appointment to appointment, what seems like every day. This past week the beauty of Vermont just kind of overwhelmed me as I was driving to yet another appointment. As I was driving, the kids were in the back of the van, watching a movie, unaware of all the beauty we are blessed enough to be surrounded by. It was hard to keep my eyes on the road as we reached the crest of another hill. The mountains, coated with color, came into view. I was, and still […]
I love to research new things and I have found some awesome apps that really help keep me in God’s Word. Let’s face it, even if we make plans, sometimes we just get sidetracked. With these apps, I am able to stay on track a lot easier. I hope that you will be able to find at least one of these that works for you.
We are taking some time each week to focus on Getting into God’s Word. We have talked about devoting some time each day to God and how we make that time with God into a habit. We have talked about where to start reading and why starting in the Book of John is my first choice for anyone just starting to read the Bible regularly. Now that we have gone over all that, it is time to expand on our time with God. How do we expand on reading?
Where to start, where to start, where to start. That is the question that I think everyone who has picked up a Bible asks. There are so many books, and so many choices of where to start. So how do we get started? Is there one book that is better than the others to start with? Actually, yes, there is one book I always recommend to start with. Let me explain why.
Starting today, every Wednesday through January we will be digging into God’s Word. On the agenda for today, finding time. It amazes me how we are able to find time for T.V and trips to the store to buy lots of things we really don’t need, but when it comes to spending time in God’s word, we somehow come back with saying there just is not enough time in the day to make it happen. Don’t think I am not guilty of this, because I sure am. So how can we go from excuses to habit?
Today was the day, finally. We had to postpone our library donation day because we misjudged when the library closes and missed them by about 15 minutes, earlier this week. We were all ready to have a great experience and see the joy in the librarian’s face as we handed over some much loved, great condition books. However, this experience was not quite what we had expected.