Adopted by the King
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Texas, the Lone Star State

This past week, one of my kids was having a pretty rough day. As a consequence for some poor choices, the child was to be copying verses on self-control. After sitting at the table for awhile, said child called me over. “Um. I was supposed to be writing my self-control verses but I did this instead.” “This” was etching designs into our wo…

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Homeless and Hungry

My mom and I recently returned from a wonderful week in New York, with a side trip to Boston. We had a great time doing the tourist thing in NYC, seeing the sites and eating our way through the city. We had one experience though, that stuck with me above all others. It was early afternoon, and we decided to head to Macy’s to continue our…

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Frozen is of the Devil

Like many families, we became owners of the Frozen dvd this week. The kids saw it in the theater, but PJ and I haven’t seen it yet. We’re planning to watch it this weekend, but Emma is a little impatient. She asked me approximately 12,000 times yesterday if she could watch it. By time 11,999, my answer was, “you know what? I think Frozen…

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A Happy Mistake

In my prayer life, I’m quick to present needs and requests to God, and I generally know of sin that needs to be confessed. However,  I don’t naturally overflow with praise and thanksgiving, and I want to change that. Enter these adoration printables from Every Bitter Thing is Sweet. For every day of the year, there is a Scripture ver…

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1-800-Obamacare

So you may have been able to figure out that I’m not exactly thrilled about the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare. However, we still have to make a choice about health insurance, and the deadline is fast approaching. My husband dutifully filled out the application on healthcare.gov. Or tried to. It took 5 hours. And since then, our applicatio…

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Out of the Mouths of Babes

“Em, you don’t miss a thing, do you?” (noticing that she was really perceptive about a tv show) “I miss GrandMary.” (my mom) Yesterday on a walk I was trying to recite the Scripture passage that I’m memorizing. I got a little stumped, at which point Emma helped me out. “Mommy, maybe you should just say Genesis 1:1. You know. In the begi…

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Links and Large Family Life

I came across this great article on facebook this week: “Are You Done Yet” In Defense of our 5th Child Both the reactions to “large” families (Are you done yet? Are you crazy?) and the rewards of parenting described by the author are so true. I hope this article is a blessing to you hard-working moms and dads! From around our house… Har…

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Theology, Kid-Style

The sermon this morning at FBC Durham was from Isaiah 38. In a discussion on illness and suffering, the pastor encouraged us to remember the great hope we have through the resurrection of Christ, including that Christians can look forward to having bodies that are redeemed from the effects of sin. The sermon reminded me of a post I wrote…

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Tuesday Treats

First, go read this comic. We printed a copy and had Harley read it to Brooklyn, first explaining that “Mommy and Daddy are introverts.” PJ demonstrated the “obnoxious predator” part (hand in the hamster ball) while I fulfilled the role of the hissing introvert. We now have a copy floating around the house and frequently instruct the kids…

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George Washington and the Dark Side

We began our study of the American Revolution this week. I was already planning to take two weeks instead of one to cover this topic, as there are a lot of great books about the war that I wanted the kids to dive into. And apparently, we really need to spend some time getting this one straight in some young minds. “What side of the war di…

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