Monday, February 23, 2009


I have but a minute. However...
Word has it that women use about 20,000 words a day. How would our day as wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends be different if we managed our 20,000 words as if they were $20,000 instead? How would we invest them and spend them and save them if they were 20,000 dollar bills instead of 20,000 groups of letters pouring forth from our lips? For don't our words have the potential to have a greater impact on eternity than $20,000 ever could?

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Matthew 12:37,38
But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Sure has me thinkin'!

Friday, February 13, 2009

He's Reading!!!!!!

It happened!!!! The switch flipped and Kaleb is reading! Like, really and truly reading!!!!!! I backed off, slowed down and lightened up on the outside while I sweated bullets on the inside (because backing off, slowing down and lightening up SO goes against the norm). And it happened! Almost overnight!!!! Suddenly he was reading the first page of Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Red Shoes. Then the first few sentences from Psalm 13. And now, just now, he came out of his bedroom, where he is supposed to be sleeping, Bible in hand and a huge grin on his face and said, "Mom, listen to this: "In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form..." His voice trails off as he looks at me with those gigantically huge blue eyes, toothless grin seeking my praise. "Wow, Kaleb!!! That's terrific, Son!" I say, fighting those foolish motherly tears that crop up so unannounced! "I'm going to start in Genesis 1, Mom, and then I'll read right into Genesis 2!!!" Enthusiasm and an awed sense of accomplishment encapsulates each word. It happened. Just as my mom said it would and just as those veteran homeschool moms said it would and just as my heart said it would. He's reading...and loving it!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Bit of This and That

Things have been unseasonably (or rather, unreasonably!!!) busy lately. We had a bout of sickness plow through, hitting little Sarah the hardest. We're on the tail end of that, praise the Lord. Yesterday began the remodeling of the kitchen (it's the stove's fault, I tell ya!!!) so the busy-ness appears to refuse to relent, however self-induced it may be. Nonetheless, I am not too prideful to admit that I've longed for a few Calgon moments lately! If you find any up for grabs, would you mind sending them my way? Thanks!

A ballerina? A knight? Your guess is as good as mine!

I absolutely love the old timer on my stove. Love it!!!

This is what 50 years of grease looks like!

Two peas in a pod; er, basket!

In other news, I recently discovered Libera, a boys' choir from South London. In truth, perhaps it was a God-ordained Calgon moment for me when I stumbled upon them playing on the radio late one night driving home from Mom and Dad's. Oh, how their music soothes and melts. Just thought I'd share!

Also had a moment to take a Toothbrush Rug class with my mom. It was so fun and felt fabulous to learn and create. I'll have to post a picture of my 'trivet' when I get a moment!

AND...when I fall to my nightly resting place, it has been with Cheaper by the Dozen, bound in an old library spine, that lulls me to sleep. What a terrifically humorous and delightful read! Just what I've needed lately!

Okay, back to laundry and school and kitchen cabinets and dinner prep and .....