Big Whooping

As I fumble through life many times I get so discouraged. I feel like I just can’t meet the expectations put on me.  I want so badly to be a soft spoken hero to my children. Instead when I talk it sounds like I use a megaphone, and why would they want to follow this kooky old woman! There are so many days I feel like a “Loony Tune.” I ask myself so many times “What kind of example am I being to my children?” Why doesn’t my brain ever go on “STOP” mode, why is it always going 100 miles per hour? Why do I feel guilty when I sit and do nothing? Do I really believe “Every need is my calling?”  Then I get on my knees and pray for God to multiply the hours in my day so I can get it all done. Then it happens “BAM” the big “WHOOPING”. God says “Hold your...

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Giving Thanks

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. I love being in the kitchen cooking with my girls laughing and talking too them as we prepare a glorious meal. This year was not like that for me and my my girls at all. My girls pretty much kicked me out of the kitchen (nicely) and wanted to prepare the meal with out me. They wanted to take ownership and allow me to rest, on their part it was a kind deed but for me it was a valuable lesson Let me share my thoughts. How many of us really surrender completely. We go and pray and ask God to fill us with his Spirit then we think we are ready to go through are day.  We go to work, take care of our children, and then we go about the day and do what ever it is that needs to get done or what ever we have planned. We might...

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He did it, no she did it!

Having a house full of kids is truly a blessing there are many rewards but also a ton of calamities. Having mostly teens and soon to be teens in our home puts us in the middle of some very precarious situations. We are always trying to guess and understand the thinking mechanism in their head. We know there has to be a brain in there but how theirs works is truly a mystery to us.  Our kids do the most unbelievable things truthfully “I just don’t get it.” I feel at this point in my life I should be receiving a “Doctrine Degree in Criminal law” if there is such a thing. I know some might read this and laugh but for me this is a serious issue. I am exhausted at times trying to figure out who the guilty culprit is.  There are times when the verdict is “GUILTY” and I...

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One day to the next

Do you ever wish you could do a” instant replay” on your day knowing ahead of time what calamities were waiting for you? Well yesterday was a day I wish I could erase from time. I lost the battle my flesh took over. I’m sure the enemy was going around saying “ I knocked her down, I knocked her down!!! I think for me the hardest thing was “I thought I had my armor on. “ That morning I didn’t have to be at work till 10:00 (or so I thought).  I got up early read the word and went into my favorite place, my closet and spend time on my knees with my heavenly Father. I was ready to deal with any fiery arrow that would be coming my way. Proudly my flesh was saying “Okay bring it on I’m ready to fight the battle today” Well what a joke, at the end of my day I...

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Boondoggled

Many years ago there was a very popular book written by a man named Dr. Spock. Now don’t get excited and think I am talking about a “Star Trek Series”  I am talking about a book that was written by a man who believed John Dewey And Freud’s Theory,  “Kids don’t need to be disciplined into adulthood but can direct themselves into adulthood by following their own will” Bottom line, his thinking was “spanking causes children to become bullies.” Now for you young folk; up until then spanking was the common method for discipline back then. So once again man followed mans thinking and got lost in the desert wandering and unable to find their way. We were completely “Boondoggled” tricked, duped and lied to. Not much different then “Eve” we were completely deceived. So...

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Chocolate Words

Today I was in my room cleaning when I heard my daughters arguing with one another. This seems to be such a common occurrence lately. Two daughters have just gone through puberty and three of them are two feet deep! I love my daughters they are so precious to me. But honestly I hate when my daughters struggle with the changes that occur during their adolescents . One day they are so sweet and kind and the next day you swear there is an alien inside them!! Well you’d think because I have gone through this with so many other daughters I would know how to handle this situation. After all I am a seasoned, skilled veteran. I have been parenting for almost forty-six years, I can handle, this no problem. I go down stairs and start my investigation now I am in the middle...

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