• invade

    we are in need of some major Jesus intervention over here. life is not easy! all that we’ve been through over the past few years has taken a toll. though it’s done amazing things in our lives, it’s also done some damage. we realize the only way to repair that is to bring in a little, or a lot!, more of Him. He’s the only one who can patch the holes, mend the torn fabric of our lives. watermark is a favorite band of mine. i would link to them, but at this time they seem to not have a website. strange, but trust me, i have searched. anyway, she,…

  • avoiding a child-controlled home, part 2

    here it is, part 2.  not that any of you have been waiting in agony to read this or anything though.  but i have to tell you, i keep referencing these articles when i am feeling like a ‘bad’ mom and they are so helpful!  enjoy! “I Want an Oompa Loompa Now, Daddy!”, Part 2 Disobedience or Childishness? In disciplining our children, Ray and I try to determine whether their behavior was rebellion against us (as in outright disobedience or disrespect) or childishness (forgetfulness, procrastination, sloppiness, etc.). We do this because disobedience requires punishment, and childishness requires a different disciplinary approach. Discerning between disobedience and childishness can be so difficult!…

  • avoiding a child-controlled home, part 1

    i have been having a hard time with parenting lately. i know, who doesn’t! but the problem for me isn’t my parenting, it’s the parenting i see all around me. and it makes me question how my husband and i choose to parent our children. are we right? are we wrong? are we hurting our children? are we helping our children? the other night i sat down and did some googling on some various parenting issues and i came across this blog, which lead me to three articles by donna reish. i am going to post them one at a time, the first part today, the others to follow. they…