Replace Sulking with Singing (in the rain)

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A rainstorm visited us a few days ago, causing the pool to close. Our triplets broke out their swimsuits and set out for our trampoline. They literally replaced sulking with singing (and jumping) in the rain.

How do we respond to minor inconveniences, or even bigger struggles? As you know, our reactions rub off on our kids. This reality makes me want to pause to take a second breath before sulking. And to try to sing instead. (Something I’m working on!) “Give thanks IN all circumstances,” the Lord says. Not FOR all circumstances, but IN all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

As we take moments to give thanks to the Lord IN our circumstances, our eyes and hearts will shift to things above, and instead of seeing us sulk, our kids will see how to sing in the rain. And many times, our kids will be the ones to show us what it looks like to sing in the rain.

Lord, fill us with your Joy and Presence. Instead of sulking, give us a heart to sing praises to you and give thanks always. To see the bigger picture, even when it rains. To grab a hold of your joy. To grab a hold of you. To shift our hearts and minds on things above. In Jesus’ Name, amen.


My post the other week didn’t come through, so here it is. (: Hope you have a wonderful week! I’m thankful for YOU.

BobGoffQuoteI absolutely love these challenging, upside-down words by Bob Goff in his refreshing book, “Love Does”. How often are we consumed with things that don’t matter? Do we reflect an attitude to our children of putting our energy and efforts into these kinds of things or things that last?

While Paul was imprisoned in Rome in 60 A.D, he wrote these very inspiring words that I hope refresh your soul as they have mine: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things…Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:1-2, 15

Lord, help us to be examples to our children of setting our minds and hearts on things above, locking our eyes on that which lasts, and to let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I absolutely love these challenging, upside-down words by Bob Goff in his refreshing book, “Love Does”. How often are we consumed with things that don’t matter? Do we reflect an attitude to our children of putting our energy and efforts into these kinds of things or things that last?

While Paul was imprisoned in Rome in 60 A.D, he wrote these very inspiring words that I hope refresh your soul as they have mine: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things…Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:1-2, 15

Lord, help us to be examples to our children of setting our minds and hearts on things above, locking our eyes on that which lasts, and to let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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Giving Thanks Always: Betsie ten Boom’s Remarkable Choice in a Concentration Camp

Be encouraged by Betsie ten Boom’s amazing story in my article:

“Giving Thanks Always: Betsie ten Boom’s Remarkable Choice in a Concentration Camp”

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I will be posting this week on Facebook & Instagram about board game recommendations if you want to check it out. Some of the ones we’ve loved are Ticket to Ride Junior, Sequence, Sleeping Queens, and Uno. Please comment below to share some of your favorites!