15 years and counting!

It’s our 15th wedding anniversary!  I {heart} Joshua Lee Dorminy. This picture was on our honeymoon back in 2001! We loved each other then, no doubt.  But, oh how we love each other now!  Being married is just so much fun.  Challenging and Hard sometimes, but still lots of fun!  I am thankful beyond words to be loved by Josh.  He is simply the best for me. I hope we get many more years together, but I feel extremely blessed to have had these 15.  Each day is a treasure.

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Another apology

Oh, it was a rough Monday around here. We have good kids.  We really do.  And we love them so much.  Too much to leave them to themselves. Monday was full of bickering and complaining.  They were frustrated with each other as soon as their feet hit the floor.  They were not happy (and showed it) about doing school work. […]

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Growing Together: Discipleship

This year I started a Discipleship Group with five other girls.  This is different from Bible Studies that I have led in the past.  Much different.  For one, I am used to groups of 30 or more.  When the room has only 6 girls, it changes how we get to interact. In addition to the intimacy of the group, we are reading the same scripture passages throughout our weeks and meeting every other week to pray together, recite our scripture memory verses and to share how God has spoken to us from His Word.  We are all using the same journaling method as well.  And each week we discuss some accountability questions. There are three “older” girls (myself included and myself being THE oldest) and three “younger” girls.  I like that and didn’t even plan it that way at all, but I like how those dynamics shake out.  We may pair up and try to meet for dinner or coffee one-on-one if possible—one older and one younger gal. See, we are encouraging one another in our spiritual walk and the disciplines of the faith, such as reading the Bible, memorizing scripture, sharing our faith, etc…..BUT we are also helping each other in other areas.  Practical, every day stuff. For example, last night all of us were discussing our influence over our kids.  We talked about really being present with our kids, entering their world, etc.  We talked about how young kids […]

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More Books!!

If there is anything that we might do right around here as far as school is concerned, it’s read.  Here are some books we are currently reading: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry is being read by my girls for their Language Arts class.  I like to have conversations with them about what they are reading, so I decided I […]

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So far, so good

January is halfway over!  It has been good getting back into the swing of things.  I say good….and mostly it has been, but there have been some bumps on the road back to our routine. It isn’t easy to give up lazy days in exchange for Math and History, but we are all committed to doing it.  Here’s a little […]

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