Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
UPDATE: EllyBean (Commenter #21) is our winner!
My friend, Michelle, is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of her work-from-home internet business! We rejoice with her as she is fulfilling her call to be at home to care for her two young children while helping provide for her family.
Michelle's store, RG Natural Babies, offers various cloth diaper supplies, essential oils, organic bath accesories, and even organic baby toys. My Benjamin owns one of the Under the Nile stuffed carrots from her store and it is a favorite (with him and the older children's stuffed rabbits!).
To help us join in the fun, Michelle is offering one of my readers a $25 gift certificate from her store.
- Earn one entry by replying to this post.
- Earn a second entry by blogging about this contest! (Feel free to use my button in the right sidebar to link back to me. And don't forget to leave a second comment with the link to your post.)
The contest runs from now through Friday, April 24 (the actual anniversary day!)at 12 noon.
Michelle is offering other anniversary specials on her website so be sure to stop in for a browse!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Benjamin wakes up at 5 o'clock to nurse and doesn't resettle for sleep until the alarm signals the end of my night and my chance of extra rest...for I will yet praise Him.
Owen and Gavin shriek with little boy abandon and re-wake Benjamin. I dress and start breakfast with a cranky infant on my hip...for I will yet praise Him.
Oh it is a constant effort to work against my flesh.
I trip over board books and step on a stray Lego...for I will yet praise Him.
Owen needs his diaper changed and Gavin needs his math work checked and Maddie needs a drink of water...for I will yet praise Him.
Naptime is noisier and less restful than I planned...for I will yet praise Him.
Benjamin jostles around in my arms as I pound the chicken in frustration. I pause to sweep some crumbs and the dust pan skitters across the floor in my clumsy attempt. Maddie asks me to dress her doll and I snap, "Can't you see I'm busy?" bringing us both to tears. Grace through my setback...for I will yet praise Him.
Brian calls to say he will be working late...for I will yet praise Him.
It is evening again. The sun still shines. There is joy through our exhaustion, peace in our chaos. And we praise Him together!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son...
Would I send one of my sons away to live with those who hated him? Let him be insulted and belittled while I watched? And then allow him to be killed for the sake of his tormentors?
My mother-heart cries no!
But HE did that for ME!
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now I'm found,
Was blind but now I see.