Christmas is fast approaching and I’m doing everything I can to prepare myself in advance so I don’t get overwhelmed with last minute preparations.
When guests come over for a meal, the last thing I want to do is spend all my time in the kitchen. I want to be out there enjoying my friends and family. Don’t you? Continue reading
Today is our first snow day of the school year and I felt like doing something different. I’ve been putting up Christmas decorations and making everything look festive. With that in mind, I felt it would be appropriate to give the kids (and myself) a Christmas-themed Lego challenge. Continue reading
I have completed my first speed training workout yesterday morning. Yowza! That was something! Continue reading
Yes, I am shamefully exposing myself to the world by admitting my deep, dark secret! I am a slob. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but I’m not a clean freak. Not by anyone’s stretch of the imagination!
I have found myself in a very strange situation where my kids are confusing basketballs for footballs and baseballs for tennis balls. Coming from a very “sporty” mother, this is rather embarrassing! Continue reading
I am so excited to announce that I have officially signed up for my very first 5k race. It’s quite different than your standard race though. Continue reading
Chicken fried rice egg roll? Yep, you read that right. Chicken fried rice egg rolls. That’s what I made for supper tonight. See, when we go to a Chinese restaurant, I always Continue reading
Matthew 5:43-48 NIV
Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
For a few years now, I’ve been struggling with the idea of forgiveness. How do you forgive? How do you know if you’ve truly forgiven someone? If I forgive, does that mean I’m condoning the other person’s actions? Does it mean I will stop hurting? Continue reading
It’s only Tuesday and this week already feels like the longest week ever. My three kids are all sick at the same time and life is more chaotic than usual. I am tired and sometimes overwhelmed. It’s very tempting to just curl up in a ball on the couch and have my own little pity party. Are you familiar with those parties? Continue reading
Are you one of those lucky parents who happen to have a highly spirited, incredibly difficult, excessively stubborn child who always wants to have her own way? So am I. Lucky us!