Archive | July 2013

What will define me?

I hope to instill this into my children’s lives “It’s not what I have been through in my life that defines who I am, it’s how I got through it that has made me the person that I am today”.

Choices ….it’s all about choices. What kind of choice will you make today. You have a blank page today and you will write your history. You can’t go back and erase what happened yesterday, but you can write something today that you won’t want to erase tomorrow.

I was having a conversation with our 9 year old and he was asking me questions about how we should act. He finally looked at me and said I am just a hippo. Of course he was trying to say he was a hypocrite. Lol He realized that he would act one way at church and act another way at home, but I am thankful that he does recognize the fact that his behavior is not the way it should be.

Our children or maybe even you have been through things that we may never even know but how are you going to make it through those things? How is your child going to make it through those things? I tell my older kids to get more of God in your life and these other things won’t have room to stay. It is a battle so what are you doing to equip yourself or your child to fight this battle.

I was going to make a list of things that we do but I would like to see if we can get more of you to post and write one thing that you do to prepare yourself or your child for battle.

One thing that we do is to apply the blood of Jesus over our kids from the top of their heads to the soles of their feet for protection.

Tag your it……..

Patti

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As I was outside playing with the kids the sun would shine so bright and then it would hide behind the clouds. Of course I was enjoying the times that it hid behind them but as I was watching I was thinking that it was like our kids………Oh my goodness I have some very bright little suns but, they tend to hide behind the storm clouds that life dealt them.

Just when they start peeking through the clouds of life another front comes through and covers them again. With our kids we have had them to come out and shine so bright but what happens? What causes the storm clouds to come? Was it something they saw? Or something they heard? Maybe a smell? Or even a touch……something  that seems so simple causes so much pain and they run back behind that cloud.

Just like the sun will shine again even though at times it seems like it will never come back out our kids will break through those clouds and shine brighter than ever………Image