God always uses our pain and trials not just to mould us but to help us help others. So, out of Katie Horner’s pain came her book, In Spite of Myself, a 4-week Bible Study to guide us on how to intentionally chose praise in all situations. She used the pain she walked through and the lessons she faced to share how we all can see God in everything we go through.
It is time to wake up and get aligned with what God is doing in His Kingdom. We all need to know our assignments and MOVE for Him! Don’t know what your assignment is? Come to AWE 2017.2! Don’t wait anymore. Let us redeem the time we have for the Lord and not just get busy for busyness’ sake!
As I write and share how things are done in our large homeschooling family, I am overcome with gratitude to the Lord. As you know in Why So Many Children, I did not want to even have one child and yet God has changed my mind and heart to accept as many as He sends. And in doing so, He has stretched and grown me so much.
A daily pick up is a must if we want to maintain a certain level of neatness in our large family. Daily pick ups ensure that the general areas of the house is mostly neat. And when everyone chips in the chore is a quick one to do. But it also means that there must be a designated place for stuff. Read more …
I can’t even start to guess the number of times we have had to field comments such as, “Have you always wanted a large family?” and the one that makes Henson and I laugh most, “You must love children very much!” We have all these children because sometime back when we had 2 children, we chose to trust God with our family size and spacing.
So, lately I have heard the same thing over and over while reading up on blogging and health: If I can do it, you can too! Er…Nope. Yes, please do share your take on how something worked for you, but please do not think it is THE solution for the whole world. Because there is no one product or procedure that works for everyone.
After the post on grocery shopping and cooking for our larger than average-sized family, you must be curious about the size and type of kitchen equipment we use to facilitate cooking for our family. You must be wondering if we have an industrialised-sized kitchen or perhaps restaurant style woks and pots?
I have learnt through parenting 7 children with very different personalities that it is critical that we do not major on the minors. I pick my battles wisely and then I stand my ground on those issues. Indeed, not many issues are not worth dying for. But for those that are, like things pertaining to their safety or health, I will not budge.
Keeping up with homeschool paperwork fail. I will always start out with the greatest intention of keeping on top of all the paperwork homeschooling generates. But I fail. Every single academic year. I have no idea why I can keep on top of things in the house but not paperwork though. But I try, and try again!
Just like the idea that juice and Ribena are a good healthy idea, I used to think kids needed snacks all day long. Well, they may when they are very young but snacks are not necessary as they grow up. And then snacking tends to become a habit which isn’t really healthy in the long run. Read more …