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Ordinary moms living on Prayer, the Bible, and Jesus!


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Read Me A Story

What are your favorite children books? (PLEASE SHARE BELOW) One of my new favorite authors is Max Lucado and let me tell you why.

I was visiting my parents last year, and my son asked me to read him a book. We read a book called THE WAY HOME, PRINCESS STORY. It was a beautiful parallel of how we strayed into the world and how our Father came to rescue us. While a few of the pictures are a bit scary for a young child, the story is right on. It became a favorite of my three year old.

My mom also has a quite a few other children’s books written by Lucado. I noticed in every story that he tied the gospel or an essential Bible lesson to each of them.

Take, for instance, the Wemmicks in his YOU ARE SPECIAL series. These stories teach about a Creator who made us for a reason, Who gave us gifts and Who loves us. These too are favorites of mine.

This same author is famous for his book JUST IN CASE YOU EVER WONDER. This is a great book for new
moms and their babies.

Here are others:0915161455d
THE BOY AND THE OCEAN
THE OAK INSIDE THE ACORN
YOU ARE SPECIAL
JUST IN CASE YOU EVER WONDER
THE SONG OF THE KING
THE CHILDREN OF THE KING
THE CRIPPLED LAMB
I WISH I HAD A GREEN NOSE
THE TALLEST OF SMALLS
A HAT FOR IVAN

Try them out, you won’t regret it. What about you? What do you read to your children?

Rejoicing,

Joy

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of messes and controlled chaos

As we close out the week- for us, the first week of school and a week of some personal, intense, spiritual learning and growing, I thought I’d share something fun {copied from a post I did about a year ago!}.
Let us have some fun with our children and make some memories… and maybe make a castle!
{with some PB & J snacks :)}
upon first glance you must think
this is a haphazard mess!
 and, in a way, you would be correct 🙂
but there is control in the chaos!
 with EVERY. SINGLE. couch pillow forming walls
and the coffee table edging the ‘front’
with all their throw blankets spread out.
one on top of the other.
[cause no one’s blanket can be left out!]
my girls lounge in their CASTLE!

can you find them? LOL

and yes, they KNOW they are PRINCESSES!
My girls ask to play CASTLE- and I know that I will have, at the very least, 30 minutes of relative harmony and very few questions. Of course, there is the mess. But he who makes a mess… you know it! Cleans it up! Mostly it is just putting the pillows back on the couches and taking their blankets back to their room…
and they will sit in their CASTLE and read books, color, watch TV, and play general make-believe very nicely-so I help them get all those stuffed animals back to their basket when it’s all done.
My girls have actually not made a CASTLE in a few months… but they do still love to play with the pillows. I’m thinking maybe we’ll make one tomorrow; and Kyria and I will take turns reading books to the littles….
Praying you all have blessed weekends!!
blessings, Tascha