What Does Chocolate Pudding Remind You of When Your Son Says…

I think from now on I’ll call my Wednesday post Wednesday’s Will-ism, since it inevitably does have words, so it’s not really No-words Wednesday now is it? Will to my husband at lunch today: “Daddy, when we went into see Leah after her nap, she pooped. Then I said, ‘Wow, Leah, you made a stinky!’” […] Read more…

Monday’s Meditation – Psalm 18

Wow, I love Psalm 18! It has such wonderful encouragements and promises from God, which is timely for each one of us at different points in our lives. Take some time to read through this psalm tonight or tomorrow morning with your family. It is a bit long for little ones (fifty verses), but you […] Read more…

The Blessing of Relaxation

Friday’s are wonderful, aren’t they? As the work week draws to a close (for most of us), Friday nights are the time to relax at home with your family or friends, go out to a hometown football game under the lights, or have a fun evening out with someone you love. I always feel more […] Read more…

Summer in September?

Playing in the pool, on September 15th! It was 85 degrees that day in North Dakota. While watching the Weather Channel one day, Will ran over to me while I was changing Leah’s diaper. “Mom, I have some terrible news for you,” he said dejectedly. “It looks like it will be cloudy with a chance […] Read more…

Jesus–God’s Forgotten Son?

My son was reciting John 3:16 the other night: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only forgotten son…” “Wait a minute, what?” I said. “Yeah, his forgotten son, ” said Will, very confidently. “Begotten son,” I replied. “Oh, yeah.” He said, matter-of-factly. Then, with a puzzled look, “Who’s that?” Which begs […] Read more…

A Delayed Monday’s Meditation

I admit that I’ve fallen behind on my promised Monday post, the continuation of a meditation I started last week on Romans 13. I will continue it tomorrow with a special Wednesday edition of Monday’s Meditation :) Enjoy my fall apple bread recipe below! Read more…

Fall Apple Quick Bread

This week’s tasty treat is apple bread! September is the month of the year when apples ripen on the tree and also go on sale at the grocery store! Pick (or pick up) some apples and try this yummy recipe. Fall Apple Quick Bread 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. butter or shortening 1 c. sugar […] Read more…

What Do Jesus and Diseases Have in Common?

Will is always sharing with me words that rhyme. The other day, we were talking about the parts of the Bible and we used this little rhyme: Old and new, that makes two, parts of the Bible. “Hey Mom, ‘new’ and ‘two’ both rhyme the same!” “Hey Mom, ‘Jesus’ and ‘diseases’ both rhyme the same […] Read more…

Tuesday’s Tasty Treat – Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana muffins are great, and I experimented with a recipe and made them even tastier! I added semi-sweet chocolate too, for those of you with a sweet tooth. This recipe includes some healthier alternatives to basic ingredients as well as a reduction in sugar. This recipe makes approximately 30 muffins with muffin cups filled halfway. […] Read more…

A Tale of an Accident Prone Little Boy

On Friday, my little boy broke his collarbone. He was at the country church where my husband pastors and had one leg over the communion rail at the front of the church in an attempt to climb over. My husband said, “Get down, Will.” As Will was obeying and swinging his leg back over, it […] Read more…

Monday’s Meditation – 1 Peter 3:15-16

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may […] Read more…

Eating Subtractions

“Blowing Kisses” My son has lots of goofy things to say, like yesterday when he was eating grapes. Will: “(counts) 1…2…3…4….5” (crunching noise) “1….2….3….4” (chewing noise) “1….2….3..” (repeats crunching noise) Me: “Will, are you enjoying your grapes?” Will: “No, they’re subtractions. And they’re yummy.” Read more…

Monday’s Meditation – Meekness

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) What is meekness? Random House’s most recent dictionary defines it as “docile, as under provocation from others (as in under someone’s anger); forbearing, yielding, calm; overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; […] Read more…

Can Toys Drown?

My sweet little Leah at 3 months old; this was taken last October. I love her shirt, she is always fun to hug! Here’s your Will-ism for the week! Right now, Will’s favorite toys are a red bus and a blue pickup. Every time we go somewhere, he wants them along. To the sandbox, to […] Read more…

Who Will’s Going to Marry

We spent a week in Colorado, close to Rocky Mountain National Park, at the YMCA of the Rockies for a youth convention. We hiked up to Bible Point one day that week; what a gorgeous view! Wednesday’s Will-ism: “Mom, when I grow up, I’m going to get married.” “To who, Moriah?” I asked, referencing one […] Read more…

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