It was a typical Thursday. I was trying to clean the house, work on a few blog ideas, keep up with the kids. Normal ho-hum life. And then it happened.
I painted our front door red. As I did, I recalled the Passover story from the 12th chapter of Exodus.
“Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the door frames of the houses…”
“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you.”
Cake mix cookies drive quite a bit of traffic to our site through Pinterest and search engine queries. I’ve been inspired by the increased hits on our site to provide several more recipes, and possibly an ecookbook sometime in the near future.
I can often find cake mixes on sale. Recently I was able to pick up several boxes for .87 cents each! One of the flavors I procured was pineapple. I knew in a flash I needed to make a Piña Colada cookie.
I’m taking off my watch.
I’ve worn a watch everyday of my life for the past 15 years. I don’t wear it to tell the time. It’s certainly not a fashion statement: I buy the cheapest watches I can find. I wear this watch to hide my scars.
I can’t do it all. I can’t take care of the house. I can’t be supermom. I can’t keep up with the blog. I can’t stay on top of my daily Bible reading. I can’t always keep track of my calories. I can’t be all things to all people.
I’m insufficient. I’m broken. I’m not enough.
As a Christian parent, it can be difficult to find appropriate television shows for my family. My Littles love cartoons – and I love when they’re quite for five minutes. But I can’t in good conscience plop them down in front of some random show just to get a moment of peace. I need to know what they’re watching will uphold the truths we teach in our home. I want to trust their hearts will not be polluted with worldly nonsense and commercialism.