Dear Responsible Momma,

  How does a high responsibility Mom take care of 5 boys who have little interest in responsibility?     #1: She goes crazy. She spends her every step trying to command them in “duties”—wash your hands, take off your shoes, put away your toys, make your bed, brush your teeth, stay on task! Thus,… Read more »

Lazy Parenting

We’ve all heard it.   “Do as I say, not as I do.”   What does “Do as I say not as I do” imply? It implies.. quite bluntly… you are a lazy parent. Telling your child to “do as you say and not as you do” is a cop-out of all cop outs. You… Read more »

  • listen, give, serve.

    i’m simply amazed at how little we ask for help in a desire to save face or make our selves look better than how we really are… I want to be more transparent, more willing to sit and listen to someone in need, there for someone that I wouldn’t normally lend a hand, heart, or… Read more »

  • the more i know

    the more i learn the less i know… I’m sure someone well known said that at one time, and I should most likely give credit or quote them – but 1) I don’t know who said it and 2) I’ve come to realize this is oh-so-true in my life, and so, I have adopted this… Read more »

  • “i love you this much”

    i was leaving for work the other morning when roman followed me to the door – when I walked a little way beyond our sidewalk I turned around and he stretched out his harms is wide as they would go and said… “I love you this much” — what he dosen’t understand right now is… Read more »

  • baggage

    we arrived home tonight from our 4th of July weekend in Iowa (great time with family) – As we were unloading the vehicle I got it in my head that I’m going to take as many bags as I can from the car, into the house, up the stairs, around the corner, and into the… Read more »

  • God Is Good

    The other evening Roman had a 101-102 temperature… you know how it is when you have a fever and trying to sleep… you can’t so he was up most of the night just whimpering and trying to keep water ‘down’. At one point I brought some Tylenol in for him and told him I was… Read more »

  • “Big Boy Faith”

    so yet another cool lesson from my awesome son… I was at the park with him the other day and we were moseying around just playing on slides, throwing rocks, sand, sticks and watching ants – then I could tell he didn’t know what to do next… so I suggested the swings. He got so… Read more »

  • hurt for haters

    just this evening I’ve been taken back at how much hate is in this world. I started reading ‘Jesus Freaks’ and I am amazed at how much people (through out time) have hated those that follow Jesus. I somehow found myself reading a person’s blog that is strongly against Christians (of his hundreds of posts… Read more »

  • Do I have an enemy?

    I’m on a plan on my way back from Salt Lake City as I type this, and my mind has run down a couple rabbit trails after listening to a podcast by Rob Bell (Mars Hill Church) on the oneness we have as Christians in and through Jesus Christ… and the introspective question that I… Read more »

  • thoughts around a camp fire

    a couple weeks ago, I purchased a fire pit… as most everyone that I talk to on a normal basis knows, I’m so excited to use it this summer!! Earlier this week I asked Lesley to join me to have the “maiden fire lighting” in our back yard. It was a perfect night for sitting… Read more »

  • blinded by my list

    1 Thessalonians 5:19 says: “Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;” I was talking with Lesley tonight and we were sharing how we each tend to put out the Spirit’s fire… one way that I shared, is by having my to do list (or lists at times) that blinds. Granted there are good things on… Read more »