Purple People & Green Cows

This past week we have been incredibly busy!  We've reached that amazing event in summer called "Vacation Bible School"!  This year, I volunteered to help in the craft room by operating a glue gun and running for extra supplies.

It's fun to watch kids come to life as fingerprints are turned into fish and pompoms become sea urchins.  One of the amazing things I've noticed this week is that the fewer directions kids are given for their crafts, the more interesting their crafts become!

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12 Months of Christmas: July

So, if you have been following the 12 Months of Christmas you may remember that back in March I challenged everyone to collect "wearables".  This month I want to bring the wearables back--with a twist!

I have been moved by different posts I've seen from Samaritan's Purse about children showing up to receive a shoebox with worn-out shoes or no shoes at all!  Take a look and see what I mean.

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If We're Honest

Let's be honest here for a minute.  I am not a Super Mom.  I do have Super Mom moments, but most of the time I'm just stumbling throught this thing called motherhood and learning as I go.  But today, as I was driving down the road I heard Francesca Battistelli's song, "If We're Honest" and I had a new realization.

In her song she sings, "I'm a mess and so are you.  We've built walls nobody can break through."  Could it be that I'm not the only mom who's just getting by?  Could there really be other imperfect mom's like me?

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Daddy | Higdons' Happy Home

There are all sorts of males in this world. There are great leaders, doctors, teachers, police, fire men, and professionals. They are outstanding in their perspective fields but is that all? It takes a Man to be a DADDY. Most males have the ability to make children but it takes a true man to be a DADDY.

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