Jul 262011

God answered my son’s prayer for a $85 dollar Lego set with a YES. He found 70 dollars on the ground and with that and what he had in spending and recycling money he was within one dollar of the amount he needed. God showed Nathan that He definitely cares about him (my son is a thinker, he asks questions and wants proof), that He listens, and that He answers prayer. My son saw that prayer is powerful. My son prayed, believing that God would answer that prayer; he would check the mailbox looking for a check every day. He didn’t doubt that God could and would answer his prayer.

18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18

I am a big believer in the importance and power of prayer. As a result I try and pray often with and for my children. I thought I would share some of what we do to make prayer a priority. Continue reading »

Jan 042011

Sometimes I find that performing a common, household task helps me to think. The past couple of years I’ve gotten into the habit of cleaning off the top of my fridge around the 1st of January. I can see the cleared surface and the shine. It’s a visual. A clean start for the new year…

Read more of this post, A Clean Slate, here.


Above is the introduction of a new year habit I shared over on Passionate Purposeful Parenting. A habit that is available always – year ’round. Wrapped up in this ‘new’ habit is the new resource that site brings. Passionate Purposeful Parenting (PPP) is packed full of wonderful advice, practical resources and gentle helps.

I immediately clued in to the Prayer Calendar. This is a free pdf available for download. I printed it and posted it right above our family calendar. Right where I will see it every day. As I’m checking on that orthodontist appointment, I pray a specific prayer for my children. It’s an easy, visual prompt. Waste no time in clicking over Continue reading »