Praying Over our Kids

Do not hesitate to pray over your kids. In fact, loving prayer is never a bad idea. Yesterday, my teenage son was hormonal and angry, being passive aggressive to my daughter and I, just not himself at all. I know he has some unforgiveness which shows up when hungry, tired and hormonal. We all have some demon or natural bent we fight. So I went up to him gently and laid hands on him and prayed. The result was immediate. He at first pulled away but as I kept pouring truth in love and gentleness over him, he softened and anger subsided and as I asked forgiveness for those who wronged him long ago, his anger subsided. Do not hesitate to touch and pray over your children. Who else will? It holds an eternal value.❤

Art, Children & A Party

Today we combine three of my favorite things… art, children and a party. What is better than that? We will honor my daughter’s anniversary of her birth with little friends and art and a good time. How magnificent! I really believe these are also some of God’s favorite things. I don’t believe he made us to be unhappy and alone. So the fun party goes right along with His intentions for us. We hj on or Him and His design together. And art, God is the ultimate master of. He obviously appreciates diversity, color, uniqueness, textures, all things gloriously beautiful. So obviously art is a celebration of His endless skills and He enjoys it. And of course His heart is children. They are the perpetuation of His creation. They are unique masterpieces of His design and vulnerable so He loves them dearly. So we celebrate our Maker today as we celebrate things He loves and designed so perfectly. This is a beautiful day. Yay!!!!😄❤

Simple Joys with Children

So, this week we had VBS (Vacation Bible School). I helped with the Kindergarten class. We had a lot of kids and had moat of them all week long. They had a great time. At first, I dreaded working with so many young kids I was not used to or knew at all, thinking it would be just chaos. It wasn’t, it was refreshing instead. Kids that young just enjoy life, they spread joy and love, they explore and learn, they want to know. It was simply joyful. Thank you, God, for the joy you set before us and allowing that taste of purity and joy that will be in heaven. ❤

Children are Precious

Children are precious and valuable. They are our legacy and our future. They perpetuate our existence. As such, they are of extreme value. They also will convey the morals and lessons we teach them now to be the beliefs and direction of the world in the future and dictate their behavior now. Correcting bad behavior is as important as teaching good things- school studies as well as Christian principles and Biblical truths. And kids need time, attention, honesty, encouragement. They are more important than anything else we do or anyone else we give time to. They are our primary ministry and responsibility. They are our love and only know what all those things are if we make them a priority and teach and love on them. Sharing their pictures on Facebook is nothing but bragging on external shell. Putting facebook down, maybe forever, and spending time and energy on those children will develop them internally where it counts. ❤

Pool Therapy

My children have been wanting time with me. Today was a clear day so my hubby took us to breakfast at IHOP and then I took the kids to the pool for some time together. We played, we enjoyed, we spent quality time. It has been too long since we have. We all needed it. And now I have happy kids again. And I am happy because I realized the important truth that I have to make time for my children, even if it is letting something else go. There are always a million things to do but I only have two children and one husband I am responsible for personally. God and then they come first. That is how it has to be. It is good. ❤

Standing Up for Children & the Elderly

Children and the elderly need us to defend them, support them. Hopefully the elderly have family to care for them but I have seen plenty who don’t. Hopefully children have loving parents to look out for them but often they don’t either. And sometimes the caregivers are there but are so narcissistic and lost in their own cares and addictions and agenda that children or elderly are not heard or cared for properly. We have a huge problem with end times “lovers of self and lovers of pleasure”. And in order to care for someone else properly, we need to love them which requires a certain amount of self-sacrifice. So, it is of great value to remember that the God who made us is also the God who knows what good or evil we do, who we serve, who we value and will reward or punish us based on those findings, for all eternity. And we have a finite opportunity to produce for ourselves infinite consequences, for better or worse. And children and the elderly who need us is our primary focus and objective. They cannot get through life successfully without our help. We must put them first.❤

My Son, the Fundraiser

My son has done two fundraisers with Yankee Candle for his baseball team (to pay umpires) and for his Naval Sea Cadet Batallion (for BDU’s- uniforms). In both instances, he has filled the sheet and rocked it. He is a natural and I just wanted to take a minute to tell you, my friend, how proud I am of him. I love my kids and am so proud of them. More than their giftedness, however, is the fact that they are saved by Jesus Christ and teachable and love each other much much more than they fight. Thank you, God, for my children!!! ❤