"And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Deuteronomy 30:6

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18

Monday, May 24, 2010

Train Up Your Child

We are in the process of re-training ourselves as parents and by doing so re-training our children. This isn't easy when you didn't start out the way you should have!

This is another reason I am thankful for this time in our lives! I have learned a lot while being in Huntsville, making new friends who have the same values that we do. I have been soaking up some things and taking recommendations on books. My latest one is "To Train Up A Child" by Michael and Debi Pierce. It has really opened my eyes. I had already learned some things from trying to raise the first 2, so Eli is better behaved and obedient. LOL Now, I am praying for God to guide us as parents and draw us into a family after His own heart.

Right now we are really working on obeying the first time, not complaining and whining, and no rude or disrespectful speech. There are no warnings. It is hard to be consistent sometimes! Some days I just don't feel like it, but what does that say to my child?? I am relying on God ot strengthen me where I am weak and mold me into the mother He wants me to be. I am excited to see what all God is going to do in our family. He has already done so much!!!!

Along with learning to train everyone, I also need to finish up VBS this week. I am hoping to go to a curriculum sale on Thursday and begin working on our schedule for school. I will order our last couple things on Friday. I am excited to get started. I believe we will begin with just 2 days a week in July.

"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3

I am calling on God in many ways, and He is answering! He is showing me the way. As a family, we are calling on God, and He is gently leading us. We are still waiting on many answers, but we are trusting God because He is sovereign and He is working all things together for our good and His glory! His plans for us are good and we are excited to see what they are!

On a side note, I am beginning to feel baby more!!! :) I love it! But, as my belly begins to poke out a bit, it hits me in church because that was Janie Beth's active time and I loved singing praises with her in my belly. She would dance around and praise her Maker and I would just hug my belly, or rub it. Man, I miss her! She is a special little girl!!! God is good!

Please pray for a couple special babies! They are Greyson and Josie and they are both little ones that need lots of praying for healing. I do not want their families to feel this pain! Thank you!!!!

Abba, may You reach down Your hand and touch Greyson and Josie in a special way. May You guide their doctors and give them wisdom and understanding. May You comfort their families and hold them close. May You do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever ask or think. You are the God of hope, and I pray that you would fill them with joy and peace in believing , that they may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. May they know just how good You are. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.


  1. Thanks for the update! I need to check out that book. It sounds great. So excited that sweet baby Karr is moving around! I'm sure Janie Beth is moving around a lot and dancing in heaven with her Father. Love you!

  2. thanks for mentioning Josie. She's doing well today, but she's so up and down. I bought her burial dress 2 nights ago in case we need it, I wanted to have it and it not be a burden. It looks a lot like Janie Beth's actually. I'm glad you are pregnant, and I so want to think that a new baby will replace the loss, but I just don't think it works that way. I'm afraid of feeling such deep loss as you. the more time I spend with josie, the closer I get. Sometimes I'm afraid to get close because of the extreme loss it would be. Not sure why I'm afraid, God has been so faithful to lift us, I should not begin to doubt now. praying for you, too, catherine