Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Don't Make Me Count To Three!"

I have found myself so many times doing that...."If you don't stop by time I say three..." It does not work, shocking I know. Plus, isn't delayed obedience disobedience. That is definitely not what I want to be teaching my children. So many times I feel stuck and really wonder why kids don't come with an instruction manual, or do they? Yes, everyone says The Bible is our instruction manual, it's true! But, I feel so lost sometimes trying to find a place to start, especially with such young children. Well my amazing mother n law gave me a book that has truly been a huge help and opened my eyes to true, godly discipline. If you are stuck and don't have a plan I recommend this book. It is going to take me time to where it is second nature but I'm so glad I am starting when my kids are young. So many things that tempt us to give into the whining, disobedience, tantrums etc., but I'm learning to get to the real issue- the heart. We have many struggles ahead of us, but thank God for His wisdom and guidance and for friends and family around us that support us and love our kids. I know God has called me to be a mother so I want to be the best one I can be. Aiden and Ryan are his kids, just on loan to Justin and I, and we want to honor God with how we teach them, love them, and care for them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

That's what friends are for

It's so refreshing to know that I have such great friends that I can be myself with. Yesterday 3 of us went back in time. We had one of the best 3 hours just being silly and not having a care in the world. Who would have thought a lunch date could have turned into this much fun :D!/album.php?fbid=481384401206&id=645956206&aid=264784

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's a new dawn, it's a new day....

2011 is here and I am very excited! I've got some major things I want to accomplish this year. To top the list......dun dun.. an impossible thing for us-
Pay off ALL debt. Yes impossible for us, but not for God. I'm believing for provision beyond what I can imagine!

You are a great God
Your Character is Holy
Your Truth is Absolute
Your Strength is Unending
Your Discipline is Fair...
Your Light is Adequate for our Path
Your Grace is Sufficient for our sins....
You sent your Son in the fullness of time and
Will return at the consummation of time

Safe in the Shepherd's Arms by Max Lucado