Thursday, May 31, 2012

April-May Photos

When we got to about 15 May & I still hadn't put up the April photos, I decided on a joint post. So here's two months worth. Boy, littlies change a lot in 2 months!


I've just finished listening to Ken Sande's 'Resolving Everyday Conflict'. We're doing his peacemaking course in Bible Study at the moment, so when the book came up as Christian Audio's free book of the month, I jumped back on the audiobook bandwagon.

I've been listening during rest time kitchen jobs, and evening kitchen jobs on nights that Dave's not home. The 3.5 hours went quite quickly - makes me realise how much of my life I spend washing up!

Next up, J.I. Packer's 'Knowing God', which I downloaded free from the same sits many months (years?) ago, and has been near the top of my 'to read' list even longer. Dave's got a trip coming up soon - I wonder if I'll be through it by the time he gets home?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Am I enough?

Sometimes I wish I was a less thoughtful parent. Every day I see so many things that I could be doing differently. Doing better.

But praise God that Me + Him = Enough (HT Jean)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Parenting is hard

There seem to be a lot of people telling me that this stage of parenting is hard. And yes, I am finding it to be so. But do I really look that wrung out?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Walking with the Wise

I love Christian kids music.

I love that it teaches kids about Jesus and how to respond to Him. 

And I also love listening to it for myself. There's a simplicity, a directness, in kids music that doesn't seem to work in music aimed at adults. 

At the moment, we're enjoying to Sovereign Grace Kids' Walking with the Wise in the car. SP's current favourite is Nuggets of Gold, because it talks about digging. 

I think I could write a blog post on pretty much every song on the CD, but the one that's most stuck in my head at the moment is All Ears. Here's the chorus: 

I wanna be all ears when Mom* is speaking
All ears when Dad is teaching
There’s a lot I don’t know
And they’ve been around a whole lot of years
And have covered some ground
Their words will make me wise, so I’m all ears

I'm thankful for the wisdom that I was taught/am still being taught by my parents, but I've also been reflecting on all the other people in my life who show me wisdom every day. I know there's times I don't want to listen, but songs like this encourage me to soak it up that little bit more. 

* Yes, it's American. I try to drop the accent when I sing it around the house...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I just peeked in on F in her cot. 

She's awake, totally quiet, running her fingers ever-so-gently over her teddy bear's face. Then, a soft little smile.  

I'll leave her a few minutes more.