Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tender Mercies of Light

In the midst of darkness
Trodden down by fears and doubts
Assaulted by the insults of life
Darts of fiery indifference hurled at random
Creating doubts of a myriad colors

The Creator sends not a whirlwind of protection
He does not need to send armies and legions of warriors
For His Truth and Love are more present
His piercing justice cuts with precision
Illuminating the lies of the Adversary

Tender Mercy
In a gentle, Ray of Light

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Herbal Tea Party

This morning we had an herbal tea party, complete with home-made scones. Kat helped me make the scones, and even learned how to knead scone dough in the bowl. Sheila had fun listening in as I explained why dough must be kneaded.

By the time the scones were baked, Josh and Sarah were up too, and we all had a breakfast of herbal tea, scones, jam and fruit. (Thanks to Grandpa Mark for making the best plum jam, made out of the plums from the tree in the front yard!)

I wish I had thought to get a picture of all of us sipping our tea, but alas, I was too busy buttering scones and helping with jam.

After out tea party the kids tried to teach Sheila how to play "frogger" and "plants vs. zombies." (Those are computer games for the uninitiated.) The game of Hit the Deck we played later in the day was a little more successful, but Sheila was a good sport throughout.

We had a great walk to get some of our wiggles out, and even tried out the new track at Mt Pleasant. (I have walked it before but this was the first time the kids had been on it. It was just put in this summer and is shaped like the state of Oregon, which the kids think is super-cool.)

We found out the teachers that the kids will have for school this year. Sarah will be in Ms. Jarrett's class and Kat in Mrs. Snyder's. We are almost positive Joshua will be in Mr. Pearson's class, but since 5th grade is so big this year, that won't be confirmed until later in the week. Either way, the kids were all happy with knowing who their teachers will be.

I am drinking my last cup of peppermint tea, and getting ready for bed as I write this. Now I just have to decide if the scone that is calling my name is going to join my mug of tea.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


These two were the focus of my fast today.
I am so grateful for both of them!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dancing to the Oldies

I am not sure why the video won't post, but we had a lot of fun dancing to the jukebox at Mike's Drive-In this evening. We had a celebration dinner and banana splits, after the kids came home. While the kids enjoyed the food, I think they liked the time dancing with each other and momma most. (I can still groove to songs from the 80s and 90s without embarrassing the kids too badly.)

They are all tucked into bed now, and I am looking forward to falling asleep soon. Tomorrow we have the adventure of moving bedrooms around so that Josh has his own room. It is hard to believe how big they are all getting!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Thinking of what a blessed mom I am......

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Sweetest Tempter

When all the world seems to slither and slide
Pulling up and down
Then dropping altitude with terrific g-force
Temptation comes in many forms

The strongest tempter though
Is Christ
Calling us back to him
Away from the chaos of the Adversary

Reminding us who we are:
Children of God
Spirits having physical experiences
His hand always in mine.