Archive | April, 2012

How in the world did we end up with 14 children???

26 Apr

Recently a friend of mine invited me to be a guest on her web site, Notes at Naptime with Shara.  She had been getting after me for a couple of years now to do a pod cast.  As much as I love and appreciate Shara, I wasn’t real excited about hearing myself on a recording, much less sharing it with anyone else!  Finally, when she asked again, I decided to swallow my pride and go for it.  This story is about the incredible way we came to now have 14 children.  If you take the time to listen, you might want to get a cup of tea and put your feet up.  It takes close to a half hour.  I happen to think it’s a great story and worth your time!


Stop and visit Shara, Kirk and their beautiful family at Notes at Naptime. 


praying for myself

13 Apr

But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

Timothy 2:15 (NASB)

Through my child bearing years, this verse always caught my attention.   I read it again the other day, only this time from a different perspective.  I am no longer bearing children, yet I am still to “continue  in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.”

Faith: a strong conviction, firm belief,complete trust…

Love: strong affection for another, unselfish, loyal, tenderness…

Sanctity: holiness of life and character…

Self-restraint: to keep under control, to moderate…

This is not only a worthy prayer for ourselves, but also for the other women in our lives.

praying for my husband

12 Apr

 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,  for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

Timothy 2:1 (NASB)

Yesterday, as I was reading and praying, I came across this verse.  What got my attention was the part that said, “on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority.”

 I thought of my own husband and the position of authority that he has.  I am called to “entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings”  to be made on behalf of him.  So… I am to earnestly pray, making both requests and giving thanks.

I love that the verse doesn’t leave me wondering what sort of requests.  It goes on to say, “that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.”  What beautiful, descriptive words to pray for all men, but especially those who are in authority, and most specifically, the authority within my own home.