1} I’ve been asked to speak at 3 different events. The intriguing part was I was asked within 2 different days all events unrelated. I am very very very humbled. It’s not about me. It’s about God — my love for Him — and the calling I think He’s placed on my heart.
6} He’s got the basics down. I’ve got to give him credit there. I think we could have gone back and forth on that one for a bit. But, here’s the deal. Elijah is three. I believe it is critical to talk with him about church, and God, and what he learned right now. Not wait till he’s older. But now. Even though it went in a loop. I want him to know that I value him and his relationship with the Lord.
7} And, by the way, Elijah learned about the Magi. I am THANKFUL for the sheets sent home with my little ones. If you teach little kids — send home info sheets. Or a coloring page. Or, if you don’t, talk with the parents. 🙂
8} My friend, Lynnette – from Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground, wrote an interesting article on parenting priorities that was influenced by an article in the Wall Street Journal titled “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.” Lynnette does a beautiful job unpacking the article — worth reading — and articulating her goal as a mother. Click HERE to read and be blessed by her words of wisdom.
9} Finally, for all of you who are curious how my early rising is going — today I woke at 5:49 am. Samuel woke up, and I put him back to bed, and stayed awake. Victory! For all of you who are joining me in trying to rise earlier, how are you doing? Any tricks for me? Besides the cup of freshly brewed Caribou Coffee that is half gone sitting in front of me?
Link up with Carissa and her fabulous Miscellany Monday Meme. And read a post Carissa wrote about parenting as well. Just scroll back to her post previous to this week’s Miscellany. It’s another excellent perspective. Oh, yeah, and she’s a doing a give-away for a $50 gift card to Lisa Leonard’s jewelery. Just thought I’d throw that out there….;)
Even though I’m hoping to win.