Friday, September 28, 2012

Spiritual Mothering

Sometimes you pick the book and sometimes the book picks you.  I wasn't in the market for this but I gravitated toward it like a woman dieting drawn to that stash of hidden chocolate.  This book Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt has breathed a sweet sigh of peace and calm into my noisy life.  I don't know what the Lord has in store for me now that I read it, but come what may, whatever He brings will be the best! This wisdom-packed book will reach across the generational line.  The author inspires you to experience the blessing of nurturing, godly relationships so that every Christian woman can flourish in her faith.
 She includes excerpts from Corrie Ten Boom, Elisabeth Elliot, and testimonies from everyday gals.  This book enables you to better understand the "mothering mandate" of Titus 2.  

You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.  Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.  Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Watermelon & Crabs N Corn

 Father Daughter dance

 Maryland crabs and family, best combo of the summer!

 Poor mom, allergic to shelf fish observed our nashing methods.

 YES!  I got in the pool this summer...well sort of...

 The Gabanator has a green thumb!
 I had a basket of activities for the boy this summer.  Somehow getting him to do any of them was like a punishment.  Until that moment you can get  past the passivity of screen watching to the mode of creating you miss out on the joy of creating!

 Lego Robotics camp was great for our future engineers!  Young Jonathon did a great job mentoring the boys (and Helen).

 End of summer VISION gathering at our home.

 Yes, Jenni was playing volleyball at 9 months pregnant, this woman is amazing!

 The kiddo's have gotten to the age where the beach just isn't as fun without friends!

 His mother encourages him to play in the sand...

 The tiny seashell collection

 We saw oddles of dolphins this week, so fun to watch!

 Beautiful sunrise

 I love how the sun was peaking through the right half of the sky.
 What bone?

 Any guesses what this Dr. Suess plant is?
 Our summer was packed.  It flew by at warp speed.  Doug got a job at Chick Fil A, applied to college, did an internship at a local film company, and soaked up his friends.  Mollie worked a ton at the horse farm, did not take a volleyball camp, volunteered at Normandy Farms, and had some girlfriend time.  Gabe went to Indian Lake Christian Camp for a week, started soccer, swam and Ripstix with his friends.
My nephew got married, we vacationed in New England, visited my cousin Cindy in Boston, and built a new shed (pictures forth coming), and had some gatherings outback.

Coram Deo,