Rearing children is sort of like balancing on a high wire and juggling at the same time. We want so much; our children need to be healthy, happy, well-adjusted, and, hopefully, heaven-bound. Sometimes while we are busy running to the doctor, or the store, or we are fixing meal after meal, or we are… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Disciple the Kids!
Family matters. The culture says, “Don’t worry about it, just let it happen,” or, “Family can be anyone or anything, even a group of regulars at a bar, college roomies, or two mommies and two daddies.” None of this is true. Yes, people can enjoy the bond of fellowship in a bar or on a… Continue reading God Loves Your Family
I was not raised to want a lot of kids. In fact, when I was carrying my first child I was very, very afraid. Babies and children were a mystery to me. Even the men I knew were better with infants than I was. But as soon as I pushed my little daughter… Continue reading How Did You End up with 15 Kids?
Sheep are really rather silly! They jump over imaginary obstacles, panic easily, and mindlessly follow the first sheep that makes a break for it. They really are followers. A tame hand-reared (poddy) lamb or sheep can be used to lead the rest of the flock to the sheep dip or the shearing shed. Just call… Continue reading Saving the Little Lambs
Did you know that motherhood is supposed to be joyful? I know that this is not a popular perspective. There are so many embittered souls who are willing to share one horror story after another, or who say, “Just wait until…” He makes the barren woman abide in the house As a joyful mother of… Continue reading Five Things That Steal Motherly Joy and How to Avoid Them
People ask me how I have not only survived but thrived while mothering 15 children. First of all, I tell them I couldn’t do anything without the Lord. If it weren’t for Him I would be such a dark, horrific mess, but He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me… Continue reading The Power of a Nap