Sunday, March 17, 2013


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"There's a difference between having everything you want and being satisfied."
    -From the Daily Spiritual Refreshment for Women Journal, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.

Helping  our younger children to feel satisfied with a plate of spaghetti and green beans while the desert is staring them in the face can be a challenge. They don't quite understand that if they just eat their meal they'll get that yummy chocolate cupcake slathered with butter cream icing...


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I've Moved!

Hello all my Wren friends...
I have some exciting news to share with all of you... I've moved. Please go to Wren's new home at and follow me there...
She's got an all new look and of course a new post...and be sure to go like and share my new Facebook for Wren...
Here's a little sample of it...

Snowman Of Love

Taylor was thirteen when Evan was born and has always been kinda like a second mamma to him. It had been several years since we had a baby in the house and when he came home she always wanted this real life baby 'doll'.  She took such tender care with him...  She changed many diapers, cuddled and played...

See you there,

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm Sorry...

"God pardons like a mother who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness."
-Henry Ward Beecher


"Garden's At Cotswald Cottage" Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan"
By Jean Smith

When our children are young and they've been caught doing something naughty, they get this innocent look on their wee little face and sweetly give their apologies...'sorry mommy...'  What mother wouldn't just grab up that child into her arms and tenderly forgive?  Some offenses may be more minor than others... like snipping up a favorite magazine or snipping at a new dress... bit of frustration either way, but one is by far more serious than the other. 

Well yesterday was one of those days for Evan... my sweet little Evan.  You see, he has taken quite a liking to scissors and every now and then he happens to get this internal inclination to 'snip' away at something. He'll sneak off and just start snipping at things... I have no idea why other than it must be a full moon coming! Well, yesterday he got caught cutting some papers of no importance, thankfully... but it was still the 'I'm sorry mommy'. I tried to explain to him that he mustn't snip at things because he doesn't know if those papers are important or not... like a mortgage note!  He gave that innocent little look that I know and so I reiderated how he must not snip at my papers! He went off with a hug and smile, until next time...

We, like our children do things that need to be made right... and again some are little things while others are major. When we apologize don't we want that unconditional forgiveness... a hug and a smile from the ones we've wronged? A let's move forward and leave this behind us... Of course we do. It isn't difficult for us to forgive our children... but what about our spouse... or a dear friend... or a co-worker... it's not always so easy to forgive those offenses. Yet it is necesary for all involved so healing can take place, for both the offender and the offended.

Isn't that the way our Heavenly Father is with us? As we come to Him with a sincerely repentant heart and ask forgiveness He gathers us up into His arms and cast's that offense into everlasting forgetfulness.  Our hearts desire should be to grow into this kind of love and remember that " far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us."  Psalms 103:12

Until next time,

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Expectations Of Faith

"True faith is never found alone; it is always accompanied by expectation. The man who believes the promises of God expects to see them fulfilled. Where there is no expectation there is no faith."  -Tozer

I'm a coffee drinker... a serious coffee drinker. I wake up in faith expecting to get my coffee brewing.The other morning my coffee maker died- a sad ordeal for me.  All of us wake up with expectations. My little Evan and Aaron expect some snuggle time while the older children expect breakfast. We get up and dressed to start our day expecting to accomplish a slew of projects we've jotted down in our day planner. We jump into our vehicle turning the key expecting the motor to turn over and the engine to start purring...and off we go!  Basic 'life' stuff here!

There are expectations in relationships- honesty, unconditional love, respect and understanding to name a few. These hold true for our marriages, friendships and with our children. The expectations of parenting are so deeply rooted in faith. 'Wherein doth thou faith lie?' you ask. It lies in believing that what we have set out to do in love will reap something positive... we believe in faith that all the efforts we have put into raising these children will not be in vain. This is what motivates us to keep pressing on even when it seems like... like it's just going nowhere. We have faith that someday they will mature to the point of understanding parents are humans with limitations... we make mistakes... say things we regret... but despite all of this...we love them with every ounce of our being...

 Are my expectations realistic?  Do they fit in with the purpose that the Lord has for my life and my children's? Do I have the faith in Him to trust that He will care for me and them no matter what the storms of life deal us?

I hardly felt I had anything to add to this quote, yet my heart was flooded with this feeling that I knew it had to be shared here...  May you expect your faith to be fulfilled through your expectations of a faithful Father.... faith looks up to Thee,
Until next time,


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kindness Begets Kindness

""But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you." 1 Peter 5:10
Evan and Aaron are my wee little boys and they for the most part get along famously. This morning Evan was snuggling on the couch with the kitties and Aaron wanted a piece of that action as well. So my little bundle of two-year-old-boy-joy started the trek up the side of the couch, over Evan's head and onto the peacefully resting kitties... Evan was not impressed- he hadn't had his morning cocoa yet, :-)  Anyway, the situation became one where 'mummy' had to intervene... As I picked up my little Aaron, he began to fervently give his side of the story... in his very jibber-jabber kind of way!  He was frustrated with the way things had gone, after all, he was only trying to get a cuddle with a kitty!  After some soft whispers in his ear and soothing words he calmed down. I explained to Evan that he ought to tell Aaron where to come up and where he should lay down to cuddle... "Oooohhhhh, OK mom!" And happy again were they cuddling sweetly with the kitties... for about two more minutes and down they went for a story from Kyle! ...sigh

This life we are living is filled with battles
...we all experience both joys and sorrows, pains and pleasures. There may be situations where we need others to intervene as well... We may need friends and family to aid us where we feel to weak... alone we will never conquer.  We may wonder how or who... if we take the time to look up, He is ever faithful to our cries... He is there with outstretched arms just waiting to take us under the shelter of His wings... but first, we must reach out. 

"Our Creator never intended that we should shoulder a load of suffering ourselves. That's the whole purpose of spiritual community." Linda Bartlett

Until next time,
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