Thursday, August 25, 2016

A marriage moments post

My post at Fredericksburg Parent this week is about marriage.  I can't talk enough about how important it is to feed and nurture your marriage every. single. day.

Pray for your spouse, pray for yourself, pray for your kids, pray for your family, then pray for your spouse again. Keep date nights, and quiet time alone with your spouse the top priority in your home life. Marriages are under attack, and it is so,so important to fight the good fight. Don't give up, don't stop fighting and don't give in to the lie that marriage is easy, or that marriage is based only on being in love. 

Love is an action verb... Not just an emotion...Love is a daily choice.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Posts from fredparent:)

I've written a few posts over at fredparent- so I'm sharing them here...

It's a new month!


Everyone likes a fresh start, right?  We've had a lot of them around here, lately.  

Every month seems to bring a new (ish) commitment to health and nutrition.  A couple of mine for August are to eat more protein, and less carbs, absolutely no (none, nights, nada) popcorn or corn products, and walk somewhere, somehow, every single day.  We'll see how that works out!

Tommy is back at the Woodrow Wilson Workforce! He is learning life skills, and being more independent.  He also neglected to brush his teeth, or open his soap for the first two weeks. Imagine my surprise when I picked him up for a visit last Friday, and I noted that his bath caddy was right where I had left it when we moved him in... Toothbrushes and toothpaste intact in their boxes.  After being dutifully mortified, I reminded him of the importance of hygiene. Apparently, I hadn't been specific enough when we dropped him off. "Shower every day" had to be modified to "shower every day, use soap to scrub your body, shampoo to scrub your head, rinse off and brush your teeth with toothpaste and a toothbrush. And rinse. And wipe your face."

The girls and I are ceasing summer studies, and just embracing that, for the next two weeks.  Maybe just one week, though, due to my anxiety levels.  We have actually been doing summer stuff, like play dates, pool time, sleep ins, and minecraft.  It is what it is. We've had company, and absolutely NO motivation for any academics. Especially math. Ugh. So don't enjoy math.


So, here's to a fresh month, a fresh week, a fresh day, a fresh moment.  God gives us fresh mercies everyday. Praise God!! The fresh starts are wonderful, for sure. Every moment, though, is a gift, and it's worth it to be grateful for all of it.