On Resting

by brenda on

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all. Most of us would prefer, however, to spend our time doing something that will […]

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My hubby and I had the privilege of attending this year’s Refresh Conference in Redomond, WA. WOW! What a weekend!! We felt SO totally encouraged and strengthened by this conference. I took a ton of notes (I will share some of those later!). For now, I want to tell you about my favorite speakers. Everyone was […]

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photo credit This is a reminder to all of you and myself! There is a reason our kids throw fits. The fits are not pretty. They are sometimes downright annoying and inconvenient. Sometimes I don’t respond in the loveliest ways..I wonder if you’re like me? If we can all remember the ROOT of the problem, we […]

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photo credit: stevendepolo 2 out of 4 of our kids are adopted. We adopted one when he was 14 months old and the other when she was 14 days old. We feel absolutely blessed to have been able to adopt, and we love our children. We see post-adoption behaviors/attachment “issues” in both of them, but […]

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Having some rough days with your kids?

Here is some encouragement I found!   “In you, O Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.” Psalm 31:1   “Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” Psalm 31:3   “How great is your […]

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Bible Memory with Kids

One day when my boys were pretty little, I was looking through a Thomas the Tank book and I noticed that they had done a pretty good job at memorizing all of the names of the trains. That’s when it hit me: they can memorize Scripture! And they can! The young ones, especially, can memorize verses […]

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Circle Time

Kids love Circle Time!  This concept is used in preschools, and you can use it in your home, too! Here’s the basic idea: Get a round, colorful cloth table cloth and lay it on the floor. Sing “Now it’s time for circle time, for circle time, for circle time, now it’s time for circle time, […]

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42 things to keep your toddler (ages 1 to 3) busy at home

This list was written by my friend Kristi Knifong        Collect rocks in a basket        Make an obstacle course out of cushions and/or furniture        Make a fort out of cushions and sheets        Go for a Walk (yes, in the rain)        Make a […]

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Aebleskivers

This recipe is from a bed & breakfast in Leavenworth, Washington, called Abendblume.  It is really a beautiful place and I recommend it to all.  I would rate it as the best bed & breakfast we have ever stayed at.  Ok, we’ve only stayed at 2 prior to this one, but they were nice ones–and this […]

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Appetizer Recipes

No Bean Chili Dip This is so easy and very yummy! 1 package (8 oz.) Cream Cheese 1 can No Bean Chili (for a real food version, make your own chili without meat!) Tortilla Chips In saucepan over low-medium heat, combine cream cheese and chili.  Stir until smooth and well mixed.  Serve warm with tortilla […]

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