25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I’ve seen this meme floating around the blogosphere recently, and decided to join in the fun. 1. I’m happiest when we can spend a chilled Saturday at home as a family. 2. … especially if it involves a morning of sleeping-in (very rare). 3. I’ve always wanted to travel the world. I lived in South …

A Love Letter To My Firstborn

Dearest Elsa (since that is the name you are currently answering to), Happy birthday, sweetheart! Today you are four – FOUR! And I’m not only celebrating your birthday today, but also the anniversary of me becoming a mom. I remember when you were first placed in my arms – exhausted, drugged, emotional (me) and red, …

“Mommy, what’s hijacking?”

  We don’t watch a lot of TV in our house, but I usually have it on in the mornings. I want to watch the weather report (so I can dress my children appropriately), it’s an easy way to keep track of the time, and it’s the only time I get to watch the news …

35 Reasons My Husband Is The Bees’ Knees

My husband celebrates his 35th birthday today, and to celebrate him, I’ve compiled a list of 35 reasons why I think he’s awesome. In no particular order, they are: 1. He can plait our eldest daughter’s hair. (And that is an achievement.) 2. He lets me wear his hoodies. 3. He really is tall, dark …

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

  Fruit of the Spirit – Week Six: Goodness   Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week six memory verse: “Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God.” – 3 John 1:11 …

Being Good Is Not Enough

I really need to stop telling my children they are good girls. Not because they are not good, but because goodness is not a characteristic of behaviour. They are not good when they are obedient, when they are playing nicely together, when they eat their supper without complaining. Neither are they naughty when they disobey …

Four Ways To A Less Chaotic Morning

I don’t know about you, but there are some mornings when I wish I could click “refresh” and start the day over. Whether it’s convincing my daughters to sit on their bums while finishing breakfast, or making my eldest understand that frost on the grass means closed shoes instead of sandals, or watching them move …

Precious Moments

Just this morning, while Emmy used me as a jungle gym, I was thinking about how the girls are small for a short season, and there will come a day when they won’t want to climb on me, or sit on my lap, or snuggle before bed. So instead of telling her to stop, I …

Thank God for Grace

A commenter on a friend’s recent Facebook status said, “I don’t believe that children are sinners.” I didn’t comment because I didn’t want to cause any conflict on my friend’s newsfeed, but I have to disagree.  My daily experience of two small children reinforces my belief that children are sinners.  The Bible also makes it …

A Moment in the Kitchen

  I haven’t done a sit-down devotion with my girls in a couple of weeks and I’ve been feeling guilty about it. But the other night, while I was in the middle of preparing supper, God reminded me that teachable moments aren’t always in the form of a planned lesson.   “Mommy, I was in …

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