Tag «blessings»

Pregnancy – Not What I Expected

When I was younger, I had this romanticised version of pregnancy. I wanted at least four children, whom I’d birth naturally, of course, because why else would God have given me these hips? My mother popped out four kids, even giving an aerobics class while in labour with one of my brothers. So how hard …

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 …

Practicing Patience

I used to think of myself as a patient person. Not much got me ruffled. I could sum myself up in the three C’s: cool, calm, collected. Then I had children, and I discovered that parental patience is something a lot harder to achieve. To be honest, I was dreading getting to the patience part …

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Fruit of the Spirit – Week Three: Peace Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week three memory verse: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:9 Monday: Discussion: Do you …

Peace in the Chaos

I am an introvert in a family of extroverts. My daughters are two little chatterboxes who start talking the minute they wake up and don’t stop until they fall asleep. Occasionally, they also talk in their sleep. As I write this, the sound of The Little Mermaid fills the house and the cat is meowing …

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Fruit of the Spirit – Week Two: Joy Main memory verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” – Galatians 5:22 Week two memory verse: “I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.” – Habakkuk 3:18 Monday: Discussion: What …

The Joy-Bringers

There is a lot of laughter in our house. High-pitched little girl giggles; squeals of delight; deep belly laughter; uncontrollable tears-in-your-eyes laughter. Oh, there are tears and tantrums too (not just from the toddler and threenager, unfortunately) but mostly, there is joy. We sing a lot, sometimes real songs, sometimes making up the words as …

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