03/18/2013 08:56:15 AM
Maybe interruptions are actually your real work!
Once Henri Nouwen S.J. (Jesuit author, university prof) complained to God about all the students who came to his office, interrupting his writing of an important book. God’s answer?
“I just gave you that book to write to keep you busy in ..
Family = Community
03/17/2013 21:28:59 PM
Community starts when even the youngest child chips in to help.
When most women begin to mother, they tackle this new challenge like a new career; they see themselves as the CEO of a new company that demands all of their attention, time and energy. I too initially saw I saw myself as the most impor..
Two Hundred And Sixty-Four Shoes
03/16/2013 12:08:56 PM
In a family of eleven, everything is a big deal.
Want a laugh today? Come take a peek into our house a few years ago.
Imagine twenty-two pieces of bread lined up in two rows on the table. Each sandwich is made with a particular person in mind because I did want them to actually eat the sa..
Kids Helping Kids
03/13/2013 13:13:39 PM
Sometimes a child can help a friend when parents or teachers cannot.
A child has the ability to speak powerfully into another child's life because they use a kid's vocabulary that is familiar to their friend. TOur kids demonstrated this idea countless times in our family but one of the best example..
Children Are Like Sponges
03/10/2013 21:33:22 PM
Credit: familychildren absorb our vibes
Children are influenced not only by their parent's visible actions but also by their invisible values, attitudes, culture and spirituality.
It seemed like our kids were like sponges, absorbing our spirituality through osmosis. They became so steeped in the..
Ovation: Granny Nannies.
03/10/2013 11:09:44 AM
Have you ever had to move a loved one to a nursing home? For some older people, this move is a wonderful opportunity to receive around-the-clock care that they need. Many seniors, however, do not require frequent medical assistance but don’t necessarily need to be left alone. ..
I DO have a mission in life. I stand up for large families in modern society
03/09/2013 13:36:04 PM
A prompt on a health website asked,
"Are you an advocate for any cause?"
I sputtered to my self,
"I am not an advocate for anything or anybody!"
Immediately after that statement, a new idea popped into my mind,
"Hey, wait a minute. I stand up for large families in modern society!"
In my experience ..
My Ceiling Is My Children's Floor
03/07/2013 17:28:52 PM
Just look at our offspring dance. Their dancing says it all.
Tonight my children will dance with joy and abandonment as they celebrate another sibling making a committed choice in their lives.
They will dance in a circle, facing each other, laughing and enjoying each other as well as other people y..
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