Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Reformation Day

I want to do a few reformation day activities with the children with week since we will be celebrating this church day on Sunday. Today I will be reading to the children out of Paul L. Maier's book Martin Luther A Man Who Changed The World. I found a nice picture of Martin Luther here and hopefully it will busy them so that I am able to read without to many interruptions. Here is a word search that the older children can work on. This week we have also enjoyed singing A Might Fortress Is Our God. Chick #4 almost has the first verse memorized and is working hard on remembering some of the words. Maybe I will find a few other fun to share with you but for now I think this is good.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Chick #5 is climbing onto everything. She scoots chairs all over the kitchen getting into whatever she wants. For other parts of the house, she will grab the step stool from the down stairs bathroom and haul it into the living room to try to reach her hearts desire. I have now came upon a new part of parenting. My job is to keep this little two year old girl safe and sounds. It is really a lot harder than it seems.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Here I sit in the kitchen listening to a child plunk at the piano. Hamburger is trying to cook from a frozen state upon my stove. I am hoping that children have their math books open and that Chick #5 is not attacking lipstick. This stuff happens every day. Every day I sit in my home and everyday it is the same. Our home may seem busy and happy and funny and interesting, but to me, it is the same old same old everyday. I get bored in my home and I mess up a lot. The laundry is not done, the meals are not planned out, I am not always nice to my children or my dog. Poor dog, he get the worse of it. I fail at loosing the weight I gained right after chick #5 was born. Plus, I do not always love my spouse or my God.

My God, my Father in heaven, saves me from all of me. My sinful nature is in every single cell of my body. My sinful nature come out in my words, thoughts and deeds. But my heavenly Father has saved me. His Son, Jesus Christ, died for all sin. Sin from Adam and Eve until He comes again. God does not see me or my sin, He sees His perfect holy Son. Through baptism I died with Christ and rose from the dead with him. Christ is alive in me and He loves my spouse, cooks the meals, loves and cares for the children and pets the dogs head.

I try to be thankful for this but I always fall short because of sin. So for the moment I am happy that Christ in me can make this a safe and happy home for my husband and children and goofy dog.