Monday, March 24, 2008

A Treasured Moment!

Anyone who has kids has experienced those days where everyone is at each other's throats and you wonder if you have done anything right in your parenting responsibilities! Well, today was not necessarily one of those days, although we have our fair share. Tim and I are both a little under the weather, though, so not apt to be quite as patient as we could be otherwise! ;O)

We decided to do a scramble pick-up of the house after dinner! All hands on deck to put away anything in your line of vision. Divide and conquer! I'll take this room, you take that get the picture. We had things fairly under control and Tim was worn out and had to go lie down. I was finishing up in the kitchen and asked the babies to get ready to go to bed. I got done what I was doing and went to round them up to get them in bed, but what a surprise I got!

Benji was telling Caleb a story and praying with him! Jesse was telling Hannah a story and praying with her! 10 minutes later, all was quiet and the babies were tucked snuggly in bed! My heart was tugged and and my spirit filled with thankfulness!!!

What a relief to know we really must be doing something right! \O/

Sunday, March 9, 2008

As Unto the Lord...

Today is, as some would call it, the Lord's day! This title we ascribe to Sunday always gives me pause to think because don't all our days belong to the Lord? It's also the day we set aside as the 7th day, the day of rest, even though the calendar seems to think it is the first day of the week! Crazy, huh?

Anyway, I digress..Tim is gone, Rachel is at church and I am home with the other 4 ~ 3 of whom are sick with coughs! As I pondered what to do with my morning I decided to cut the grass. Not exactly restful by some people's standards, but oh so restful by mine! It may have something to do with only being able to see my children's mouths move while no intelligible sounds are picked up by my ears! LOL! Maybe it is the time I have to pray and contemplate what the Lord has been showing me lately! At any rate, I love it!

This morning there was a chill in the air and a beautiful sun overhead! The trees were getting ready to bust open and the daffodils were smiling proudly! Even the purple clover that had taken over our grass had a beauty of its own ~ until I knocked it all down with the mower! The kids all had fun playing basketball and hitting the tennis ball! All in all, a lovely morning...

I missed not being able to fellowship with another group of believers, but the fellowship I had with the Lord was sweet. I was able to pray for my family and friends and I worshipped the One Who created all that my senses took in! I sang songs of praise! My heart and mind are at rest because...

I cut grass as unto the Lord!