Family Vacations, Cleaning, Miracles and more…

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We recently went on a short, two day family vacation for Spring Break.

We got a big room that accommodated all of us that had a kitchenette. With 7 people, five of which are children-That can be difficult. Plus, they had an awesome pool with a swirl slide and water park feel. Also, there was a hot breakfast included with waffles, sausages and everything! The area surrounding our hotel was beautiful. We planned our couple of days with ease in mind.

However, those eased minds became rattled shortly into our drive. The kids fought. All the way there: They screamed. They cried. They whined. And we checked in. Exhausted.

We thought the kids were just excited, it will be okay. It will get better. Once they see where we are staying, everything will be fine!

We desperately tried to encourage ourselves in the Lord.

It didn’t work.

They continued and so did we. My husband and I began arguing and I wanted to go back home.

But, would it change, I thought?

Probably not!

We were trapped. Nothing surrounding us to take our attention away or kept us busy and separate from each other. I was facing how our family functioned together. And, it was shocking!

That night, laying in our uncomfortable hotel bed, my husband and I had a heart-to-heart discussion. This had to change.

When life is busy at home, we can be clueless at the how well we are functioning as a family..or not functioning. We needed the peace of God in our family and we had to put some things into action.

During our conversation we realized a lot. Since starting public school, me getting a new job, his accident and now doctor appointments/physio, we have been too busy and don’t spend a lot of time together…as a family.

Many of these changes can’t be stopped. So, we planned to start implementing some crucial components to our daily lives. Some of these things were pushed aside due to our commitments and just couldn’t be ignored anymore.

We started sitting together as a family at dinner time…even if that meant more chores and cleaning for me…even if that meant only one meal! We were going to do it.

We took away all entertainment. No computer, no iPad for any of us–unless for research! We have kids in school, I am a writer and my husband is a Pastor–we need to research! But, no games or anything, etc. Even for parents! We are all effected by the rules…hence, accountability on all of us. They will have no excuses!

We got back home and started the new plan immediately.

It was like we were a new family. Peace finally started to come. Yes, they had their squabbles…but, not all day fighting, hitting, screaming, tattling, whining! Ahhhh!

Now, it feels like we are a family again. Even our prayers at the dinner table are more focused and participated in.

That is worth fighting for!

That is worth the extra inconveniences!

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My Cleaning Challenge has been pretty much, just a challenge all together.

My goals this year were to organize something each month. And though I got off to a great start, I have wavered due to new responsibilities. But, not all is lost and I have had a chance to do some things 😀

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I am trying to follow along with Sarah Mae’s challenge to 31 days of clean. Periodically, I will post what I have done to keep you updated as well. However, I have been terrible at it lol! I like to whip everything up in one day and have it look like a perfect house–even for a half an hour! Then, the kids can have at it. It doesn’t take long before it is a mess again, so I savour any second with my show room feel…even for a split second! Just saying!

Anywho, here is a before picture of one of my areas that desperately needed attending to. Like I mentioned before, I rearranged my work space. So, this unit I wanted for my office and not the kids area.

Here is the after pic:

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As a mother, I have seen my fair share of miracles.

Many of my children came from miracles. I will share some of these stories in the future. What I am gobsmacked with everyday though, is the fact that these mini miracles miraculously attract dirt wherever they go!

I mean seriously….How does this happen in one day??

In one section of the house only.

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Actually…in less than one day!!

It has to be a miracle haha..but, it is not.

However, I am so thankful for the mini miracles that make that mess 😀

Romans 12:18 

“If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.” KJV


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Make the most of your spring break!

Holiday’s in full swing and most families plan on short vacations, Disney Land stays or home stays and lawn care. I want to offer something a little different. It might seem odd as school is out for the time being and kids are loving the fact of no homework, no getting up early, no lunches to go and no confined spaces.

But, that doesn’t mean we take a break from reading!

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Reading to your children is the best thing you can offer them when you have the time. They need to hear your voice and feel your comfort. This is a great way to cuddle up and just chat. Talk about the parts of the story you loved, your kids loved. Laugh about the funny parts.

I think this is a great time to start a home bible study with your children. Often times we think church once a week is enough for them. But, we need to include bible reading daily. Scripture memory daily and most of all, your children need to see and hear you walking with God daily. What better way to read the Bible, then with your children as an example of what they too should be doing.

This is the book we are reading right now and LOVE it!!!

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Happy Holidays and Hopefully, Happy Reading!

Phone Company’s Must Love Moms!

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I am absolutely convinced that phone company’s LOVE moms!

I was just having a discussion with a very good friend of mine and couldn’t help but laugh when she told me she needed a new phone because she dropped hers. I asked where and giigled-knowing exactly what happened and yup! Truth be told, she dropped it in the sink!

To think of how many phones I have boughten over the years because I have dropped them into the dirty dishwater: Two hands in the soapy water, head cranked to the side, smiling, and cramping while insanely trying to multitask the slippery plastic against my slick hair. Then-whoops!

This doesn’t account for our wonderful helpers that are oh-so-willing to aide us in our phones doom.

Toddlers are great when it comes to laundry, they can pick up those articles that have fallen on the ground so mommy doesn’t have to bend over, etc.  But, they also are prone to helping mommy add extra clothes or items they feel need to be washed and not always does mommy pick up on what has been added to the ever growing wash cycle-lo and behold, it is the cell phone.

Milk and juice have made the acquaintance of our cell phones while parked on the counter by our lil mini helpers and the worst is when they scream, “bye-bye” from the bathroom and you here the toilet flush. Yes, that was the phone and pretend Grandparent swimming down the drain!

These little accidents have cost us a lot in recent years but, nothing is more valuable to me than my Saviour, my husband and my lil’ helpers. Life can be so materialistic if we allow it, or we can laugh about the cost of our modern life and truly value the best things this life has to offer!

Matthew 6:19

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:” KJV


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The Hard Path of Mothering With Purpose #2

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The Hard Path of Mothering with Purpose…

What is your Faith?

Faith can really make or break us.

It is the very start of our Christian walk-having faith that Jesus died and rose again to save our souls from sin and death-but, did you know it plays a major role in being a mother too? We walk by it everyday as a mother? How?

Everyday we set out on the task of mothering and our faced with obstacles and challenges. Ones that are easy, tiresome, scary and moderately hard. Many of these require our faith to get us through. Sometimes we aren’t seeing the results that we typically should see and we wonder if we make any difference, or if any change is really happening on the inside of our precious children. After all, we want to have faith they would make it in this crazy world!

Do we train-up in faith?

Our role is to train up. This also requires faith. To train, we instil: Skill, Knowledge, Capability, Productivity, Capacity and Performance. Training has a specific goal in mind. For us, this goal should be linked to our faith and as we instil these elements of raising our children. We hope that they will respond appropriately to them.

The bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 We are believing that after all of our hard work, diligence and perseverance through the pressed times, our work will pay off-in a sense-because our children will not depart from this training; this time of labour we have poured into them so that they CAN face the world beyond them! We are having faith, they will make it!

Who are we having faith in? Are children? Ourselves?

If I have faith in my children that, after all my hard work they would respond and do as they are told, I would have to fall over laughing! You know children. They are human. They have their own mind-set. They have their own sin nature and they don’t always do what they are told-Haha! I was one of them and can surely a-test to that 😀

If I have faith in me as their parent, I would have to also laugh. I am human too and have failed with being diligent. I have made mistakes. I have given in to my sin nature and know that I am not always a reliable source to follow.

Then who should we have faith in?

Jesus!

That sounds easy but, I can tell you that sometimes it is not and I fall back into trusting in my own strengths or relying on my children and their obedience alone. This will always fail me, but God never does!

Do we limit our faith?

I always jolt myself back to the scripture that says with a mustard seed of faith we can literally move mountains. I find that fascinating and sometimes (don’t judge 😉 unbelievable!

Oh, when I am desperate I set my faith up to that standard, but in my everyday life–with daily chores not getting done from disobedient children-with life rushing by, I have no time to breathe-with epic meltdowns in the grocery store, to the troubled teenager that wants to take their own life despite everything bit of love you have offered–I confess sometimes, I limit God in my faith!

I often wonder if the woman that was healed by Jesus from the flow of blood for 12 years limited her faith? This was such a significant miracle by Jesus that Mark, Luke and Matthew all noted about it in the gospels. I wonder if it could have been a larger leap of faith? She said to herself, “If only I could touch the hem of his clothing”. She did and He turned knowing faith made a difference and power left Jesus because she was indeed healed. This is a wonderful picture of faith in action. Even the centurion knew Jesus did not have to go and be there in present for his son to be healed and Jesus marvelled at his faith.

I wonder if this very woman said, “If only I believed in Jesus alone, I would be healed,” I am sure she would have still been healed. She had to see Him though and then she had to touch His hem. Are there stipulations in your prayers and faith that you have to see before God can do miracles?

Do we speak faith into our children?

I am very guilty of this and hence the need for it here! Do we foster faith in our children by speaking it into their lives? Despite what we are seeing do we still believe God can do miracles in our children’s lives? If so, do we speak it to them too?

So often I can be discouraged and speak the truth that only I see in the moment and the results only I see at that second. I forget God sees our future too and He sees what we can become, not who we are today! I need to see through God’s eyes too and speak faith over my children. When I pray, I need to pray for what they are becoming not always about how they are acting now.

God is they’re heavenly Father too and cares about them more than we will ever. Our faith needs to lie in how He sees them and what He knows will become of them in the future after we have laboured for Him with them.

Believing that the skills God has given us and what we put into them, will not be dismissed as they get older.
Believing that God can do great miracles still and in our everyday life, even with problems that are long withstanding and never seem to end.
Believing God cares for them more than we could ever and knows what is in store for the future of these precious souls. Believing and speaking that into their lives too!

Our faith needs to lie in Jesus and Him alone for He cares for us and our children.

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Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” KJV

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The Hard Path of Mothering with Purpose Series

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I am going to be starting a new Series that deals with the hard path of being a Mother of Purpose!

Being a mother-no doubt-is hard work. It is selfless and we can have our doubts of who we are, what we are doing and if we are actually making any difference at all. I am here to tell you, you are! You are making an impact in your child’s life…one that lasts into eternity.

This Series will delve into thoughts that will keep you on the narrow path with your head held up and your eyes set on the things above-Heaven. For this is our main purpose.

However, we can get distracted from our main purpose and goal in rearing up and training up our children in whom God has entrusted to us. So, for the first part of this Series, I want to talk about your Identity!

#1 ~ What Is Your Identity?

Who are you as a mother? And what is your real purpose in that role?

Well, to some these questions come easily if all is well in your world of mothering but, when the walls are crashing in and the rules are neglected and children are rebelling…these are hard questions to ask ourselves. We need to focus again and remember what our calling is.

We are mothers. We are not necessarily; naggers, pushovers, walls to climb over or step on-ers, or angry monsters. We are called to be nurtures first and foremost but, most importantly our main calling is to be Christ-like!!!

Are you an imitation of Christ?

Does your children see Christ in you? Our Identity lies in who Christ is, not of ourselves. Are we being mothers on our own strength?

I often think of Jesus and His life lived. He is the single most crucial part of our existence, our Creator, our Heavenly Father. He came to this earth as the King of Kings and was met with murderous eyes and depravities. His life was not lavish. His earthly children did not recognized Him. He was used by them. He was mocked and laughed at by them. He was beaten up by them. Even His closest disciples, who He poured every bit of wisdom and love into, deserted Him at one time. Yet, out of love he sacrificed His own desires, bled out tears of sorrow and gave up His life for his wicked children (yet, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us) 

I believe we have the perfect image of self sacrifice in Christ.

Now, I am not suggesting at all you let your kids spit in your face, rip out your hair or beat you up!!! But, I want us to recognize that mothering is a sacrifice with a GREAT reward!!

Christ found this to be JOY SET BEFORE HIM!!!

We too can look to Christ and know we have a great reward in heaven. Our Identity, our strength, our reward is Christ. Lift up your eyes. Be Christ-like and know you are loved in Him first. Then, we can in return show self sacrifice for our children during those rough times, so we too can reap the great reward of a life born again into the kingdom of God. For your children are a great reward and your example to them will lead them also towards heaven!

What a beautiful joy to have!

Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” KJV

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5 Tips on being Satisfied with your lot in life…and your home!

5 Tips on being satisfied with your home

Lately, I was caught up in a re-do project of my house and found items in my home that hadn’t been used in a while and were still of good use. It made me think about life and why I even wanting to change the room around in the first place. Yes, it needed to be more functional and usable but, was there more to this than met the eye? I began to search my heart and I realized  I was not satisfied. I asked myself again, why? I had to admit it was because I wanted a certain look and feel to the home. I wanted style, like I had seen in others homes before and I wanted more. Plain and simple!

This is not always a bad thing. We need to grow. It is not wrong having nice things.

What I was facing with the thoughts of my heart though, was more than that. If I looked around, I had lots of very nice things. Yet, these were not satisfying me anymore. So, why was it not?

Easy!

I was not focusing my heart on intentional things. Here is a list of 5 Tips that will help you to focus on the best parts of life so that you can be satisfied with all the God has already given you….in your home!

TIP #1 

DON’T COMPARE WITH THE WORLD, COMPARE WITH THE WORD!

Open the word of God and focus on what He wants for you. What He says is beautiful and compare yourself to His standard only. Once we steady are eyes back on the things which really matter and set them towards Heavenly things, our worldly possessions don’t seem to matter as much. My husband came back from ministering in the Philippines where he had no running water, no electricity in some houses or it was hanging on the ground outside of the tiny huts and told me that we were simplifying our home. What he was saying is that we have so much and it doesn’t matter in life, what you have, the souls God touched through his ministry, our children, God’s purpose, meant so much more to him after that trip. But, it doesn’t have to stay there…we can glean from that and be satisfied with those same principals here!

TIP #2 

BE A GOOD STEWARD & ENJOY WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE!

Being a good steward is tending to the things that need to be done. Fixing little things right away. Making sure items don’t become too damaged or worn. Recently, I almost threw away two dress pants because the aren’t hemmed. I am very short 😀 I wanted to buy new pairs instead. Then I realized, why don’t I get them hemmed? This is being a good steward. It cost less. I can use them then and I won’t have to waste more time in trying to go shopping for new ones that probably won’t fit and I would put aside to later buy more again! So, hem your pants, polish your silver (if you have any…I don’t!), move your room around and see if what you have already works for the room, get creative and use old jars for organizing, polish your wood and stainless steal, get those spots out of clothing, and paint the chips on the walls! (also get a magic eraser because those seriously work wonders!)

Once you do this. You will start to enjoy your home again and be satisfied with what you already have.

TIP #3 

PRAY FOR THINGS INSTEAD OF COVETING AFTER THEM!

God is faithful to his word and the desires of your heart do not go unnoticed. Believe me, I know. However, they do come in God’s timing and not our own. This sometimes detours us from going about it in His way. I can attest though to God’s provisions in something that you or someones else might find silly but, God knew it was a desire in my heart. THrough patience, I received it. There was this one pretty hand-knitted out fit I so wanted for my brand new baby girl. We couldn’t afford it at the time. So, I prayed that if God wanted, I could have that to put His little girl into. I was content with not getting it as well but, left the results up to Him. This little girl turned 10 months and finally we ended up having a baby shower for her. I completely forgot about my little request and lo and behold, God did not! There in a simple package was the most surprising gift. That hand-knitted outfit.

If we humble ourselves to His will and plans and are satisfied with any result. God sees that and honours it. I think if you ask for a million bucks or all your neighbours things, you might be waiting a long time for those desires lol! But in humility and grace, with a heart that wants to exalt God and Him alone; those small things, He will take note of and I believe, delights in giving His children good gifts, like any good father would!

TIP #4 

GET INVOLVED IN CHURCH, MINISTRIES, COMMUNITY!

Next time you want coffee with the most chicest of the ladies, go to their house to bless them instead of checking out their latest style and taking mental notes. Minister to them. If this is too hard for you, then seek others to minister to so that you are not tempted to living up to their standard only. Be an individual that is a servant of God. Serve in different volunteer ministries of your community. This helps us to break us out of our comfort zones and gets us out there focusing on other people rather than our house.

TIP #5 

GET ORGANIZED & KEEP BUSY BY DOING CHORES!

OHHH, just hearing those words makes me cringe! I am guilty of this. I like to dream and plan and seldom follow through. I have a hard time being organized. You can read all about that here. But this is an important part. I don’t mind chores, but picking up after 7 people is dreadful…especially the laundry. Yet, if I am honest with myself, the reason I am most often discontented with my home is because it is not functional, organized or clean. On my best days, I love being in my own home. Other days, I want to run far, far away and pretend I live with Martha Stewart. I can not afford a housekeeper and so it is up to me! If I maintain this area better, I will be more satisfied with living in my home and that goes for you too 😀 We can work on this area and be imperfect together!

1 John 2: 15-17

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions-is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” ESV


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A Year in Review…

Going back in time and thinking about all the things you have done can be bittersweet. On one side, you have the great things you managed to do and on the other side…not so great things that were either left undone or threw a wrench in your plans and just happened. Here is what happened in our life for 2014, in a snapshot!

Homeschooling

So, we started the year Homeschooling which ended up being the biggest part of our year. This was our third year Homeschooling my children and I was Homeschooling 3 out of 5 children in three grade levels. My little girl-not quite in Kindergarten yet-always wanted to participate so, technically I had four!Homeschooling

We worked hard to get the three basic things down: Math, Reading and Writing. I really focus on Phonemic Awareness and Orton Gillingham Approaches for the Literary portions as my children have Dyslexia. You can read more about our journey through this on my other blog: thedyslexichomeschooler.blogspot.ca There you can also find resources if your family is blessed with the gift of Dyslexia 😀Homeschooling

I love Handwriting Without TearsA Reason for Handwriting They are very good for simple dexterity and memorizing the way a letter is formed through songs. This year we chose to put our children into regular school and guess what the Kindergarten teacher uses? Yup! Handwriting Without Tears!Homeschooling

For Dyslexia we use clay and boards for letter recognition and multi sensory input!Homeschooling | Home-Ec

Teaching my oldest how to cook was fun! We started with salads and learning how to use a small knife properly. Also, food safety and management.  Then, we moved to cooking eggs. He was so proud of himself and so was I.Kilsby Painting | Homeschooling

For Homeschooling we focused a lot of skills. Painting being one of them which they have a natural niche for. THis probably comes from my side of the family line because my husband hates art. So bad, if he had it his way all art supplies would be thrown in the garbage forever. Sometimes, I have to go to the garbage and pull out brand new paint brushes or pencil crayons because he has chucked them into the garbage!
Going to see the MP

The perks of Homeschooling is we do more fun-real-life things like meeting the MP and asking questions about what they do. This covered some of the Grade 3 outcomes which was also fun. The boys dressed in their suit and ties and had an official meeting in the board room for the MP and his constituents. He gave us neat flags that we still have now and brochures of where he works in Ottawa. He showed us also where he sits when discussing important issues at the House of Commons.

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One thing we discovered was that my one son REALLY struggled with memory and his Phonemic Awareness because of Dyslexia. This was a highlight for us and a pivotal moment for his reading comprehension; My Kindergartener began leaning to read with 3D clay letters. This worked way better than flat 2D words or rice writing r any other trick so-to-speak! He would see and remember the letters only when done like this. It was a break through for his learning.

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School was out and summer was in full swing. My husband and I couldn’t have been more happier. We took a mini-vactaion together and spent time gazing at the beautiful Pacific Ocean; Tour Boat riding on the Ocean and watching the seals upon its shores. Riding our bikes together. Eating foods that we like!

It was so funny and I think we will laugh about this for years to come. The first night on our vacation we ending up sleeping in, until 2pm the next day!! Yes, we were on vacation as parents haha! I don’t even remember the last day I slept in…
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Then our church was so blessed, as we had been praying every year we came to the city that we would be able-by God’s Grace-to get a new building….and He answered our prayers. Well, half of it anyway. We have to share it but, we are very grateful for God’s provision and can seat almost twice as many people! What a great God we serve.intheworldbutnotofit.wordpress.com

Every year we started to go camping in the summer and make sure we are set up good. We love the outdoors and nature and yes, even camp food. It is almost a treat for us to have lots of junk food because I never buy it! Ever! Otherwise, I would eat it all and that is not a pretty sight. The kids are always mad if mom doesn’t end up sharing. Not good. It is better to just avoid the problems 😉realitywriter.wordpress.com

I thoroughly soaked up the time there. The kids were with daddy swimming and playing. I got to start on my new book for the Reality Series in the midst of beauty and rest. It was perfect!!realitywriter.wordpress.com

I finished the Re-Launch of my first book, Darkness Into Light which included a new cover and type-setting. I wanted to focus more on things that brought my targeted audience attention. Some readers were younger and a larger print was necessary etc. Layout and design needed to emphasis my genre and age ideals. So this was important and I was featured in many local newspapers that picked up the story for the re-launch. This was pretty exciting! I also got some great reviews which I now have on the blogs too.realitywriter.wordpress.com

After the re-launch and during it, I worked like a dog to get the Branding, Networking, and Advertising going. Also, creating a Twitter account which has been a wonderful blessing. I began starting the ground work for the new book coming and laying a foot-hold on a lot of the typing work for the book during NaNoWriMo. I had already handwritten out the time-line, scene goals, and about 50% of the book itself already. I thought during the National Writing Month I would try to get as much of the computer work done as I could get with NaNo’s Writing Sprints. This was incredibly fun and I got matched up with a great Editor which will be Editing Facing The Grey in May. Yay!

It could have been December, however, we had one of those major *ahem* bumps in the road when: our roof went earlier in the year–ten grand later, our basements flooded with washing machine problems and we had to re-do the entire basement–six weeks later and higher Insurance premiums later…

Only to get re-done again during November when the City’s main sewer lines decided to backup into our brand new basement. Good thing the same contractors who were just there a few months back knew our house and set out to work right away–ripping out everything they had just put in!

Right, almost, at the exact same time this was all happening my health was really taking a hit and I was very ill. Then, while I was laying on the couch immobile, my husband came home with his cycling-work-bike in pieces. He had been hit by a car and flipped over it, landing on his head.

Yes, this has been a very bumpy year!

I was grateful he was alive but, he was banged up pretty good. Nothing was broken. Thank the Lord he was smart enough to be wearing a helmet or I would be writing a very different story, as the helmet had been cracked in half.
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So we finalized the year in Joy for having each other still around, and with a simple Christmas at first. When obviously money was tight on the cash-flow, we realized that we were not going to have a Christmas for the kids. But, in our simplicity and thankful hearts, we were very content with that. Yet, God came through the very last minute with some unexpected finances. Isn’t it funny sometimes that though God tests our love towards Him, He comes through and bring Beauty from Ashes! THis is seen best in the story of Abraham, the father of our faith.Kilsby Christmas | Intheworldbutnotofit.wordpress.com

We also had some other little riffs that were there to steal the joy, love, peace and beauty of Christ’s birth but, we managed to enjoy our time as a family, with the ones we love, creating memories, eating good food and loving the One who gave everything for us to be with Him! Living as a testimony of His Grace, Love and Forgiveness!

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Such a wonderful way to end the year!

Many Blessings to you as you reflect on all the Lord has done in your life with the past year…

Ephesians 6: 7-8

“With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”


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