Do you sometimes feel the need to pull the plug and release some of your child(ren)’s energy? As the mom of all boys, there is not much down time in our home. Without some guidance from mom and dad, things can get out of control quickly. I am always looking for fun ways to keep them active, especially during school breaks.
Psalm 119:11 is a very popular Bible verse. It says, “Your Word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.” I have been introduced to a fun way to do just that… Scripture Stickies!
A few months ago I made it a goal of mine to cook dinner for my family more often. I knew I had become lazy in the kitchen when my afternoon telephone conversations with my husband sounded something like this…Him: What are we doing for dinner tonight? Me: I made meatloaf and mashed potatoes! Him: You actually cooked?!
I had let our busy lifestyle become an excuse for me not to cook. It was affecting my relationship with him, our family time together at the dinner table, and our finances. I knew it was time to make a change and that is what I did!
One of the most important lessons I am teaching my boys in their spiritual lives is about temptation. Temptation is everywhere and seems to be more and more prevalent in our world. Mark Chapter 4 tells us that even Jesus was tempted, so we have to expect that there will be temptation in our lives. I want my sons to be equipped to handle any temptation they may face. It always seemed to be a difficult subject to teach and to get them to understand. I had prayed about how to get the message across to my boys and do it in a way they can understand. Finally, it came to me and I tested it out on them and they really seemed to get it!
Prayer is a very important part of my life. I have to admit though, it has been a selfish part of my life for many years. I looked back and realized that so much of my prayer life was about me or the things around me that would make my life easier.
You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. James 4:3