False intimacy

My children don’t have grandparents they really know that well or even remember, they are only able to see them a few times a year.They see their Great-grandparents even less. We don’t have Aunts, Uncles or Cousins that live any closer. In Ministry, you usually live a long way from family, yet you are surrounded [Read More...]

Saturday Evening Post #2

So, we are supposed to pick one post from the whole of last year to share. You’d think that since I have only been blogging for two months this would be easy. But it isn’t. After much deliberation, I think I’ve finally settled on my Discipline Vs. Punishment post. It was a big breakthrough for [Read More...]

Quick Takes #4

I was given an Award Challenge to do, so I am combining Quick Takes with the award from Four Blessings Academy. All I am required to do is list 7 things about myself and then tag 7 bloggers. So I hope you don’t mind more facts about me! And since I was up at midnight, [Read More...]

Small Successes #5

Go check out more Small successes hosted by Faith and Family. 1. I only made 2 batches of Christmas cookies, which is a good thing since I usually end up eating them all. But I was sorely tempted to make more. 2. We had a very peaceful Christmas day, despite being super busy with church [Read More...]

Goodbye 2009

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours went very well, better than I thought it would. It was so nice to watch babies and my hubby open the gifts, Ms. Action was old enough to be excited this year, and Ms. Drama takes her cues from her sister, so we had two ecstatic little [Read More...]

Am I the only one who does this?

So everyone knows what this picture is all about right? Whenever I am eating any kind of colored or flavored candy (skittles, m&m;’s or jelly beans etc.) after I grab my handful I automatically count them into groups by color or flavor, then I eat the extra ones so there are even amounts of all [Read More...]


I log online to make our monthly payments toward debt in our online banking. I’m all set to go when I realize that the transaction we sent the week before is “pending”, our bank account for all practical purposes is empty. So much for that. “What if the transaction doesn’t go through in time?! We [Read More...]

Discipline Vs. Punishment

I used to think that Discipline = Punishment. I grew up in a house that spanked, and although I didn’t like it I figured there wasn’t any other way to maintain order. I read all the books that said that every child needed to be spanked, and not only that, but that the bible commanded [Read More...]

7 Quick Takes #3 (Or random facts about me)

       1.I love music. I think it can change the entire mood of the day to have peaceful or joyful music on in the background. I try to remember that when the day isn’t going so well, putting in a CD can make a big difference.        2.I love scrap-booking because I want to have [Read More...]

Small Successes #4

For more small successes punch the button above! 1. Vaccuumed behind the couch, stove and fridge for the first time in a year. (Wow that was intense) It was way easier than I thought it would be, I have no idea why I put it off for so long. I feel great about it!! I [Read More...]