Sing Along

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hQgKmJKY4FM This song, “Sing Along” by Christy Nockels, has been speaking to me lately. (Watch and listen to the video!) It speaks of God’s nearness, despite how circumstances seem…of His care and love for each of us. He wants us all free, but so many are captives and don’t know it. Some know it and feel helpless to change. I’ve been there.  I have friends whose marriages are on the brink of divorce. I know young people self-distructing, despite the love that their parents have for them and the freedom the parents so desperately want for them. I walk my neighborhood street and look at homes and wonder what all goes on in those homes. Are there crying, hurting people right here on my street?  You bet there are.  I’ve also been heavy-hearted for the world my kids will be growing up in. Josh and I have talked to them about same-sex “marriage” and all the gender neutral talk and how it is a rejecting of God as Creator of all things. “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. ” Genesis 1:27 Ephesians 5 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the […]

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South GA 

We went to see Josh’s family in South Georgia over the past couple of days. My phone was dead for about half the time, which was super nice, besides not being able to take pictures.  Irvin always has delicious food planned for us.  The pool was also extremely nice this time of year; we had two full days of pool time. The kids were loving every minute of it.             Molly likes to stay close to PawPaw when he is in the kitchen. She needs to know what she is about to eat.  We also got to visit with Josh’s grandma and her sister and her friend.  It’s always good to see them.        We found this jewel of a picture at Josh’s grandma’s house…and it only seemed right that I should share it with the world.     We got home late on Saturday and within 45 minutes of being home we heard a pop and then gushing of water. We ran upstairs to find the kids bathroom toilet flooding.  Thank the Lord we had decided to come home Saturday or else our whole house would have been flooded. All of it. The thought is quite sickening.  We are so grateful we were home.  We went to church this morning. It was a service to celebrate America, but I must be honest, I was not feeling the celebration. I am proud to be an American and feel […]

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#talkingaboutmelikeIwasntintheroom

This morning I woke up and told Josh that I still had the headache from the night before and that I was so tired. Josh, in his very kind way, told me to just stay in bed and rest. He also told me to enjoy the day and not to worry about dinner…”we can just eat sandwiches.”  He’s so nice.  Well, I did end up cooking spaghetti. However, I struggled with enjoying the day.  I’m not a crazy clean freak by any means, but I do love when things are in their place.  This morning there were many things not in their places; I had to talk outloud to myself (and scare the children) and say, “It’s ok to go to the pool even when there is laundry to fold and put away. It’s ok to go to the pool and relax even when you should make your bed and even though there are several items that need ironing and even though the kids have toys in the living room….” The only person in this house that functions best when things are in order is me!  Mack said his dream house was one that never had to be cleaned. 😳  Soooo, I did go to the pool, and I did enjoy swimming with the kids.  And we got back home in time for me to tidy up, organize a few things in the school room and start dinner.  At dinner […]

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Keepin’ It Real

Last week in church I snapped a picture of all three of my kids taking notes in church.  Sweet little angels. 😇 Not really. I mean, they’re sweet, but the angel part comes and goes…which brings me to this morning.  I was sitting next to Mack in church. The preacher had been preaching about 25 seconds when Mack leaned over and told me how hungry he was. I gave him a sympathetic look and patted his leg, and then I looked back at the preacher. Mack tapped me again because I evidently didn’t fully understand his dilemma.  “I only ate pound cake for breakfast.” (Insert his pitiful face) I said, “Sorry.”  Then, he said, “And I had Molly get me the smallest piece. I’m sooooo hungry.” So he had been SERVED his requested size pound cake by his sister.  Will the boy ever get his own breakfast?  I explained to him that he would just have to wait until after church to eat; I didn’t have a Big Mac burger in my purse today.  I picked up his bookbag and pulled out his Bible and notebook, hoping he might listen and take some notes or at least draw a picture to distract him from his empty stomach. He seemed bothered that I was unzipping his bag, but I continued to do it and saw a sword in his bag! I looked at him and asked him why he had a […]

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Field Trip 

My friend, Nellie, planned a field trip for a few families this week. We went to LaGrange, Georgia to an Antiquities Museum where the kids were able to see how a house, a tomb, a city gate, etc would have looked in the Bible days. We had a great time!  They also experienced an archaeological dig…dug in the sand carefully, sifted the sand to see if they had unearthed anything valuable and then even drew what they had found. They wrote their names in hieroglyphics and in Hebrew.  We had 11 kids and 3 mamas present.                                                                           We had to go to lunch as well!     I enjoyed the field trip and getting to hang out with these sweet kids. Fun in the summer time!  Next field trip is to the pool! 

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