Monday, April 30, 2012

How do YOU Titus 2?

Last week, one of our Pastors preached a sermon on Titus 2.  You can listen to it here:   http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=422121151364

What are your thoughts on intergenerational ministry?  How do you practice this in your own life?  If you're an older woman, how to you teach the younger women?  If you're a younger woman, do you seek out the teaching of older women?

We discussed this quite a bit in our ladies' Bible study this year.  I can tell you that as someone with small(ish) kids, I know that I need the wisdom and guidance of older, more experienced women in my life.  I've been married for almost 12 years, but that doesn't mean I've got it all figured out.  Titus 2 exists, and if we believe that all scripture is profitable, then we obviously need this text.

So, take an hour (c'mon...you can do it....turn up your speakers and listen to Joey while you fold laundry or wash dishes) and then come back here and let's have a discussion on how/why we can/should follow Titus 2.

The End of an Era

Tomorrow, my sweet Trevor turns 5.  He's about as excited as any kid get gets before his birthday, and it has been fun to listen to his chatter the past few days.

It is a bit surreal to me though, to realize that the "little years" are practically over and we are entering a new stage as a family.  I remember thinking that I'd never sleep again when Trevor was born....Camden was still 3, Josiah was 19 months old and I was tired!  Lots of people told me that those days would pass quickly.  I didn't believe them (nothing passes quickly when you're sleep deprived..well, except the nap!) and sure enough, here we are - ready for whatever comes next.

Trevor has often told me that he is a baby on the inside and a big boy on the outside.  I milked that for all it was worth!  Last week he told me that once he turns 5, he's going to be a big boy all the way through.  I'm not so sure that I like this idea.....


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Patience, Preschoolers, and Lighting your Hair on Fire

You know, I thought I had this down - this patience thing.  You'd think that I'd be really good at waiting by now, but admittedly I'm not.  I want to know when and where and how God is going to move our family.  I want to know so I can plan and pack and make wise decisions.

And maybe I'm just impatient.  I don't like to wait.  I don't like to not be in control.  I get tired of answering the same questions from well-meaning people.  I don't know when we're moving, where we're moving, if any of the ministry possibilities we have are going to work out.  I don't know where my kids will go to school this fall or if we'll have to get rid of a ton of stuff so that we can fit into a little apartment.

Apparently, I need a little more polishing on this patience thing.....

Moving on.......

I'm almost not the mom of a preschooler. Come September, all three boys will be at school.  It amazes me that this phase of our lives is coming to a close - it's wildly strange and sad and thrilling.......

Oh yeah, about lighting your hair on fire.....

Josiah stuck his head on a candle the other day and singed the top of his hair.  Really?  Like me life isn't exciting enough......