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Signs of Children III

#1 Every now and then I become aware of the odd things going on around me that are just a normal part of life with children.
#2 Some of them never get old...but some do. ;)

Here are just a few clues that the children have taken over:

When you're sitting down to pick out a movie for a home-date with your husband and these are your top-four recommended movies:

When your kitchen sink is filled with a different kind of dishes:
When you drive somewhere and upon arriving realize that your truck has a parasite:

When you're sweeping the floor and you feel like someone is watching you (plus your kitchen floor is THAT dirty...gross):

And...seriously...this is still happening.  The kid is over 4-years-old now!  The thrill of the "unroll" is obviously just too tempting:
Just in case you missed the first two installments: Signs of Children
Signs of Children II

Psalm 127:3-5 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a wa…

Fear Creeps In

#1 Lottie and I have decided to start a little flower business.
#2 It's really not a big deal, so why do I have big fear?

Fear Creeps In

I'm not a fearful person my nature...

I've always ridden the biggest roller coasters and scariest rides...Have you ever seen those sky-high water slides that go STRAIGHT down from the heavens? Yeah, I rode those without a thought when I was but a wee child. 
I HAVE, however, always been a little afraid of what people think of me.  I overcame a huge chunk of this when, as a 7th grader, I truly began to identify with Christ, but my worry over how I'll appear to others always lingers in the shadows of my mind. 

When I had the idea for this flower business, fear never crossed my mind.  I've had ideas for businesses before but none have ever sparked in me like this one did.  After the initial, "Aha!" moment the brainstorm raged on, and a lot of things seemed to be coming into place in perfect time.  This gave me a peace in …


Last week: I ran, ran, ran, worked, worked, worked, hustled by fanny all over the place, and got (almost) all my to-do's done.

This week: I'm doing as little as possible.

Sometimes it's nice to take a break. 

Simplification is a popular trend amongst some these days, but it seems that a lot of people make this "simplification" so darn complicated. 

We've still been doing our school work around here, still been going to basketball, still been doing laundry and "clean-up time," still been putting three meals on the table everyday. 

So, what's the difference?

When I've felt tired, I've sat down.

When I needed to do something, I got up and did it slowly and smoothly right away so I wouldn't be rushed and hurried later.

I haven't been working out or running, which I've missed, but does free up a lot of time for me.

I did go for a walk with Ace.  That was nice.

I did skip out on a few things in order to take care of a few more …