Just “great”

We were just playing with some play-doh, and you wouldn’t believe how creative Molly can be!  I would have taken pictures, but my camera battery is dead.  The kids were all enjoying making interesting things.  Mack worked hard on a horse/cow thing.  It was hard to identify, but he was having fun with it.  Molly made a neat little face on this ball, and said, “Wow, Molly.  You are so artistic.” Mack said, “But I’m not.” Careful to make sure he didn’t feel left out, I said, “Oh, Mack, you are artistic, too!!!!!!” He replied, very matter-of-fact, “That’s ok if I’m not artistic.  You can just say I am great.” “Oh, ok….You ARE great, Mack.” “Yeah-God made me, so that means I am great.  You can just say I am great.”

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Duty or Delight?

This Summer I had the privilege of leading some ladies in a Bible Study called DUTY OR DELIGHT by Tammie Head. It’s a study based on the truths of Ephesians 1.  We were reminded that we are CHOSEN, REDEEMED, PROMISED, SUPPLIED, COMMANDED and VICTORIOUS.  We evaluated whether or not anything we do (or everything we do) in our relationship with […]

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Oh, dear.

Molly came downstairs with 4 quarters and 4 pennies.  She wants to give this money to some kids at HP, a place we go visit on Wednesday nights.  She laid out her money and told me she wanted to give each kid a coin, so would I say each kid’s name when she picks up a coin. “Brandon, Jordan, Casey, Ryan, Aidan, Andrew…” It just so happened that she picked up a quarter when I said the name “Andrew.”  She stopped, looked at me and said, “Ruby said give Andrew a penny ‘cuz he ran over her with his bike last week.” Oh, dear.  Maybe this week we need to work on mercy and forgiveness.

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If I had to guess…

This morning we were sitting at the table eating breakfast, and I asked the kids if they had cleaned the upstairs like I had asked them.  Molly shook her head yes while looking at the other two.  I looked at Mack because, let’s just be honest, the boy does NOT clean up.  He loses the ability to stand up when it’s time to clean OR he reverts back to being “just the baby.”  So when I gave him the look in regards to whether the upstairs was indeed clean, he said….. “More or less.” What is that supposed to mean? If I had to guess, I’d say it leans more to the less part of his response than the more part.  I am about to go upstairs to see if I am right.

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