Yesterday my children and I were reading the Bible while they played in the bathtub. We came to the verse in Matthew 4:17, where it says, “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'”
In anticipation of Christmas, this past Sunday our pastor preached from Luke 1. It’s the chapter where an angel appears to Zechariah the priest and prophesies the birth of John … Continue reading To Turn the Hearts of the Fathers
Here are a few tips from my toddler on how to cope with tiredness: 1. Take off all your clothes, put on your Sunday dress shoes, stand on a chair, and … Continue reading Tips For Handling Exhaustion From A 2 Year Old
I’m about to be super transparent. I don’t know why I feel the need to put that disclaimer at the beginning of this post, but there it is. The following isn’t … Continue reading Joy With A Backdrop Of Sorrow
I was about 11 years old when I realized that my dad didn’t love me. I remember praying and telling God, “You need to be my Father. You need to … Continue reading Father’s Day For The Fatherless: Let This Bring You JOY!
Dear Dad I Never Had, As you know, we have never met. It’s not because I didn’t have a dad. I did. I had a biological father, but he didn’t … Continue reading Dear Dad I Never Had: I Miss You. I Love You. Happy Father’s Day.
Any time I read the Bible to the girls, I paraphrase using words they’ll understand. My 3 year old interjects her own interesting ideas, which often reveal how she as a toddler comprehends the Bible. Here’s a transcript of the adorable hilarity that went down this afternoon:
This is how Psalm 23 goes when you’re reading to a 3 year old, a 1 year old, and a 3 month old: The Lord is my Shepherd, I … Continue reading Psalm 23: The Reading Aloud Mom Version
Guess who woke up at 4:00 AM bright eyed and bushy tailed? My one month old baby daughter, that’s who. Now, usually she wakes up to nurse at 12 AM, … Continue reading Mommy Sleep vs. Newborn Baby, Poopy Diapers, & An Oral-B Electric Toothbrush
“Mommy, please hold me,” the newborn said. “I have never been alone, and I don’t like it.” “Oh darling,” Mommy said, “You’re never alone. Sometimes I have to set you … Continue reading A Conversation Between A Newborn & Her Mommy
I’m in the process of transitioning my identity. I know, I know, that sounds really extreme. But I can’t think how else to describe it.
Whenever I read the Bible to my almost-three year old daughter, I reword things slightly so she can understand and connect with the passage. Today we read Proverbs 4. She interrupted … Continue reading The Sunshine of Dawn: Reading the Bible Out Loud to a 3 Year Old Child