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 »

  • polished logistics | unmerited grace

    I appreciate smooth, polished logistics. I also value raw unmerited grace.  It might seem unnatural but I see them in a powerful relationship.   Who doesn’t appreciate grace extended in their direction – we all need it.  And if you think about it even the most unmannerly person is, in one form, asking grace be… Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 003

    There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  [ One ] I am a daughter of the King, who rules a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  Jason and I have been reminded of God’s shaking power recently and it truly is something I am thankful for.   “Therefore,… Read more »

  • wisdom and mosquitos

    The age-old question – “Why did God make mosquitos?” – doesn’t enthrall me much anymore. It use to. But my questions have drifted to deeper mysteries like: “Why are small children so obsessed with the toilet paper roll?” or “Why aren’t kids created to enjoy the crust on their bread?” or “How come two, three,… Read more »

  • bed time routine

    Parent: OK kids, bed time in 5 minutes. Kids: *continue doing what they are doing, and don’t acknowledge the directive* Parent: “2 minutes” Kids: *continue doing what they are doing* *3 minutes pass* Parent: “OK, go brush your teeth time for bed.” The five minute rule in our house rarely is ever EXACTLY five minutes…. Read more »

  • funny things

      Give up “serious” for a moment. Seriously. (and keep reading).. Children might like seriousness for a short time – but I would venture to guess that your kids, like mine, love to laugh, be tickled, sing silly songs, imagine, be goofy.. They hunt humor. And so should you. Here is a snippet of humor… Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 002

    There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  [One] Children’s innocence. [Two] Answered prayer. [Three] The creativity of God (and the image of it in his people)! Thankfulness is something we should practice! Share in the comments what are you thankful for!

  • obsession confession

    This post originally had been published on our previous blog — but it was such a good post (in that we needed reminded again) —  we felt it was fitting for “At The Speed of Family” The more time I spend on Pinterest, Facebook and online news pages, I find myself having an overindulgence of… Read more »

  • sneezing in the silverware drawer

      There are few things in life that are grosser than a “snot flinging sneeze” (SFS). We’ve seen a slurry of them recently (wow, slurry. Interesting word placement there). #3 son was helping, as he usually does, with breakfast. As he pulled the breakfast drawer open to pull out forks for pancakes we had a… Read more »

  • airplanes in our toilet

    We keep a list of “Family Funnies”. We’ll share, on occasion, the “best of the best” on Fridays… here is one: [ Summer of 2013 ] one of the boys learning how to “#2” on the potty… After he finishes the “#2” he looks down into the potty and says: “pushed out an airplane “….. Read more »

  • Thankful Thursday : 001

    There is always something to be thankful for – Thursdays around here at SOF (speed of family) are dedicated to being thankful.  [One]  I’m thankful for a house. It’s been cold. -30 to -60 this winter.. [Two] I’m thankful for smiles & laughter from our children. [Three] I’m thankful for friendships. Thankfulness is something we should practice! Share in… Read more »