Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wiggin' Out

Not getting much homework done, but enjoying the beautiful fall day!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Something Is Missing

Or should I say, some things are missing? The Tooth Fairy doesn't have any money left!

Time Flies

Sophia: Mommy, we are going to be late to pick up the kids.

Me: Actually, we are on time!

Sophia: Don't you know it is 50:40.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Things That Make You Say, "Hmmm?"

I am wondering why I overheard Omar telling Katie, who gets scared watching Scooby Doo, about the Mel Gibson movie "Signs" tonight? That is not exactly the story I would tell her right before bed, but I guess Father knows best?!? We'll see as the night wears on!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Head Over Heels for Books

This is how I found my son and my nephew doing their 20 minutes of reading homework.

Not in This Lifetime

Luke ran to me at the pet store, so excited he could hardly wait to tell me, "Mom, I have $5, I can buy a mouse!!"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Standing in the Gap

A few weeks ago, kids around the nation met at their schools' flagpoles for prayer. In our city, we were so blessed to have our 3 priests attend a "Meet Me at the Pole" at each of our high schools.

I picked Josh up early from swim practice where he was razzed a little for leaving early to go pray. One swimmer asked how could he believe in God with all the bad stuff that happens. One really close friend of his decided not to go with him.

When we got to the school, no one was there. We waited in the car and I started to understand that this small act, this decision, was not easy. He was a 14 year old boy, making a stand for Christ in a world, that by and large believes in God, but has a harder time actually saying it. Understanding his uneasiness and kind of wanting to let him off the hook, I gently said, "Just remember Who you are standing up for." We sat for a few minutes and then an upperclassman "saint" came up carrying his guitar. That was all my son, my young man, needed. He said goodbye and was out the door. I watched for a few minutes as the priest came to stand with the kids, so that they wouldn't have to stand alone. I watched as slowly but surely more and more teenagers came to gather, to pray, to stand for Christ. In an instance, I was filled with hope and joy and peace. I caught a glimpse of God melting and molding the future of this country. I was privy to witness sweet, pure faith. I saw the Body of Christ grow stronger and give courage to each of His members. The battles are hard, to be sure. And those beautiful young people will be tried and tested. But we can never forget that the war has already been won.

The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow

Sophia was so happy to wake up last Saturday because it was her beloved Hannah's birthday. When she woke up her first words were, "Is tomorrow, today?"

Word Wise

While teaching Chapel at MDO at our Church, a very bright 4 year old boy asked "How can Jesus be here if he is in the other Church too?"

I said, "Great question. God is everywhere. He is Omnipresent."

He replied, "The president helps him?"