Silly Goose

A few weeks ago my husband and I were asleep when suddenly our youngest daughter Sari startled us. Just as I was going to ask “Whats wrong honey”?  my husband  grabbed her hand and asked, “Are you okay?”  Sari  looked at him so seriously and replied “Im looking at you daddy“, It was so matter of fact. My husbands response caused my heart to skip a beat as I thanked God for this man. His reply was, “What is a beautiful princess like you looking at an old toad like me.” Her angelic response was, “Silly goose  because your my Daddy and I love you”  It was such a tender moment between them. I could see the tears in his eyes. This little girl didn’t see a man who looked like a grandpa with his  silver...

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Billy Bob

So many times as the mother of Special needs kids I have been baffled and confused. Recently as I was schooling my son I asked him a simple question. As he looked at me his beautiful blue eyes lit up and he quickly stood up with a smile that seemed to make him glow. This was for sure a “Kodak” moment. He answered my question and he was right on the button. I told his brothers and sisters to give him a hand and he proudly took a bow. He was pretty stinking cute!! I was reminded of Jesus and how he taught his disciples. Jesus knew scripture inside and out. Yet instead of choosing the Pharisee’s who were knowledgeable in the law whom did he choose? He chose uneducated “fishermen!” Instead of having theological conversations and debates he...

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“What I Do?”

Today I was reading a story about a twenty five year old man who was being beat up by three fourteen year olds. Apparently this man lived in the same complex and the boys would pick on him as he walked his sister to the bus. The boys would follow him, punch him, and knock him down. One day they punched him down and as he tried to get up they kicked him to keep him face down on the ground. As he lied on the ground crying saying the words “What I do, What I do” they continued to kick him and stomp on him. “Why, Why” is my question? How can three fourteen year olds have such wickedness in their hearts to be able to repeat this offense not once but many times. Sadly the little sister would witness these heinous and cruel acts towards her brother, who was just trying...

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Junk Yard Dogs

Today as I was going through my drawers  I found note about a priceless episode  involving my son Joshua. I have shared many stories about our boy Joshua. This boy is beautiful. He has amazing blue eyes that shine so brightly you’d swear they were jewels. His hair a sandy blonde and a smile that would melt any ones heart. He is strong, hard working, incredible athlete, selfless, and always going to the back of the line, letting others in front. This boy was found in a dismantled camper on a snowy cold winter day. He was surrounded by animal and human waste as flies covered him up. This was during a drug raid after his sister was literally ripped apart from her mother. It was only because of a Christian Sheriff who felt a gnawing inside of him that something was...

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Tankini

Last week I went shopping for my daughters and “SHAMEFUL” is the only word I can think of that describes how I felt. We were looking for modest bathing suits and mostly what we found were seductive, sheer, itty-bitty scant pieces of material called bathing suits. The girls wanted me to look at the tankinis, a modest top with board short style bottoms.  Well that was a joke in the many rows of these skimpy bikinis we found a few. “Oh my” how are we to teach our daughters modesty when are whole world is consumed with exposing flesh? Look at the picture I posted with women covered up. Even to me it looks bizarre. It’s like the toad in boiling water. You put it in cold water and slowly turn it up and the toad doesn’t realize death is coming soon. How clever the enemy...

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Daddy’s Girls

Do you ever just stop and ponder how and why we were created? We live in a time when a woman’s body has become such a commodity. A beautiful women can sell cars, boats, vacations, clothes, motorcycles, tool chests, tools, perfume, restaurants, and so on. I could fill pages of the things a beautiful sensual woman can sell. Just recently a restaurant chain showed a woman eating a hamburger on a commercial and it wasn’t PG either. Let’s go to the “Garden of Eden” and read about our beginning. Genesis 2:21-24 “21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, theLord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. 23 “At last!” the man...

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