God has holes in the knees of his jeans

I’m of the belief that God has holes in the knees of his jeans. Yes, God has jeans and they are both Holy and holey.   Yesterday I was down on my knees play/picking-up toys if you’re a parent you get it.. you pick up while you play… it’s kind of an “80/20 rule” of sorts. I… 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 »

  • things we say to our kids [part 2]

    A few weeks ago we shared a few things we believe should be continually cut from our vocabulary as parents. This week we share “part 2”: Things we are striving to say to our kids or looking forward to saying in the future. For this post I asked to a few parents from various seasons of parenting and asked them the… Read more »

  • Lessons in the bathroom: Brushing Teeth

    I was getting ready to head to the office this morning when our family was doing the morning routine – breakfast, clean up, switch PJ’s for suitable clothing, showers, etc.. you get the point – and have your own routine. It isn’t uncommon that you’re barged in on if you’re in the bathroom. We have… Read more »

  • things we say to our kids [part 1]

    There’s a list of sayings that parents have heard or said – here are a few that I have tried to cut from my parenting methods and lips:   “Do as I say not as I do.” If I may be completely and obviously blunt… this phrase is reckless. Your child is going to do… Read more »

  • provision or presence

    I realized this morning….early, early in the morning….that I have become someone very dependent on God’s provision. I feel safe, comfortable, and “strong” when I have ALL that I “need” and “want.” And of course, God is my provider. So, when someone hurts me or when my child doesn’t allow me the sleep I want….I… Read more »

  • fill up with the right stuff

      Last week Lesley had a ‘bout with some weird bug. She could barely get out of bed. I knew she didn’t feel good when she went  to bed… and so – I prepared myself to be “pro-active Dad”.  That entailed:  nurse, taxi, nanny, judge, play time planner, and much more. But for this task, I… Read more »

  • God told me to go play light sabers

      I was sitting on the couch catching up on news, email, and the like.. When my oldest asked if he could go outside.. He only asked because he recently sprained his ankle and has been told to take it easy…  I told him:  “Sure, please just stay in the yard.” He made his way… Read more »

  • Big Dreamers

    A few weeks ago we downsized the number of children in our home, thanks to the love and help of family. We cut our clan of 4 in half, leaving us with the baby and the 5yo. We have allowed the older to stay up late, catch fireflies, eat cereal for almost every meal, go… Read more »

  • God heals with lightening

    I’m fairly certain it doesn’t say in the bible God specifically “heals with lightening”……… but what I do know is that God does not require from us that we fully understand HOW he heals. My 3 year old this morning declared that God heals… (with lightening) — I’ll teach him someday that it might not… Read more »

  • 27₵ and Dad’s getting the rest…

      A while back, I took one of my son’s to the Lego aisle – there was a Lego set that he really wanted, like… REALLY wanted. For the previous 2 weeks he has been asking me how he could earn enough money to buy it. To say the very least – those same last couple weeks… Read more »

  • freedom

    Today marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, a day I still can’t fully understand or wrap my mind around, a day that is a symbol of freedom.  Freedom. How lovely. Do you know what that means? Do your kids know what that means? No joke, the frog never moved again.   Recently, my husband returned… Read more »