Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Starting Place for Scripture Memory

The spiritual disciplines are vitally important to our Christian lives. Reading and meditating on Scripture, praying, and regularly attending and participating in the worship services of a local church are essential components of a spiritually healthy believer. 

Sometimes as a mom of little people, time seems scarce and even showering is a luxury... so it's easy to let many of our spiritual disciplines fall away. 

Many years ago {ha! feels like it...} before I had children, I started a Scripture Memory program that was very effective for me. The verses I was memorizing just stuck, regular review of past memory verses was an integral part of the program, and I was able to memorize large passages of Scripture. 



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

What's Up with Car Seat Expiration Dates?

The idea that car seats "expire" has always confounded me. They aren't exactly cheap, so why do parents have to replace them once they hit that magical date somehow rendering them unusable?

Every time I talk with other parents about this, vague speculations are made. Maybe the technology becomes outdated, and newer seats tend to be safer? Does the plastic start to break down and become less sturdy in case of an accident? Is it just an evil money-making scheme from car seat companies? 


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

What I've Read this Year So Far

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I talked a bit at the beginning of the year about what books I want to read this year {though I always leave room for random picks- if something strikes my fancy, I'm going to read while I feel inspired}. Here's what I've actually read so far:

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I expected a fun and light read, and it was- but it was also surprisingly inspiring and motivational. Their intense work ethic, and Joanna's chosen attitudes in adversity and mothering challenges were very instructive.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Only Touch it Once

Piles of clutter are pretty much the most draining stressor known to woman. Nothing kills your joy at home quite like looking from one mess to another- piles on the desk, piles of laundry on the floor, piles of toys strewn through the hall.

I try to stay on top of my personal piles, organizing and tidying regularly... but they still build up. I know that in part its having so many small children {I get interrupted mid-task often. They tend to collect things everywhere we go. Life is busy and exhausting.}... but a big part of it is also my bad habits.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Bible Reading: Micro or Macro?

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Christians disagree about Bible reading. Of course we all agree that a Christian should be reading their Bible every day... but how should they go about doing it?

On the one side, you could cover the entire Bible in a year, reading multiple chapters a day.

On the other side, many believers love to focus on just a small passage daily, really soaking up and meditating on a few verses.


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