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 »

  • Thankful Thursday : 012

    [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] [ one ] Seasons. I was thinking about this yesterday and shared it at our mid-week worship service before worship. It is so amazing to me how creative God is. Think about how creative seasons are… really. How boring would it be if we only had Summer. Yeah….. Read more »

  • aiming at grace

      I received a text from Lesley yesterday and it said this: I called. Promptly. The story, in a nut shell: one of the boys was riding his bike and ran into a planter sitting in front of the front door/window. Deep breath. Most of what is broken isn’t meant to be broken.. we all accidentally… Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 011

     [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] Today’s post is from Maria Watkins – she blogs at Life on M Avenue about family and their encounter with CDLS  – she and her husband have 4 children.  When my daughter Ella was born and diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder 3 years ago, my picture perfect world shattered… Read more »

  • ages and stages

    The age / stage your of your child(ren) right now is the right stage for them… and it’s right for you. Stop wanting something different! Ever find your self thinking these statements: I wish [name] could just crawl – then when they do, you wish they couldn’t move so quickly. I wish [name]  could walk – then when… Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 010

    There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful. Three things I’m thankful for today. [ one ]  imagination.  I’ve seen my sons in the last few months really start to play together and use their imagination. Granted there are times where it is an all-out brawl, but other times… Read more »

  • do one thing

      There is a barrage of “you should(s)” as you walk through a day. you should have this. you should be this. you should go here. you should read this. you should do more. you should do less I’m sure you can relate, the “you should” in your mind sounds like this though: “I should”…. Read more »

  • Goodbye!

    The last few months have been silent here. Here’s why… I’m closing down this blog. It’s a little bitter-sweet as this has been a landing-place for a lot of thoughts for the past 5 years! I’ve met a number of really cool people and have appreciated and been blessed by the interaction. That’s the bitter part…. Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 009

      This week’s Thankful Thursday is from Jani Dahlin, Pastor of Children and Adult Discipleship at Praise Community Church. There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  Three things I am thankful for today . . . [ one ] The 7 wonders of the world . …. Read more »

  • Be Their John, Not Their Jesus

        As our middle two children, one after another, chose to run down a path of selfishness, rage, anger, tirades, and fits, I was becoming overwhelmed! Now add to that, a five month-old, who for whatever reason, decided that today would be a good day for an unsettled schedule (cue the crying!) AND the… Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 008

    Guest post for “Thankful Thursday 008” is by Alyssa Bartek, she writes for heartlandbeats.com and is a great mom and wife.  Her and her husband, Rick, live in Henderson, Nebraska and are just down right cool people. [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] [ one ] Books: I wouldn’t be who I am today… Read more »