I wanted to be a missionary when I was in my early twenties and was not interested even in dating at university. Suddenly, in a space of a few hours I knew God’s call was marriage; His presence was so strong, I received an inner image of Jesus’s hand on Michael’s and my heads.I was disappointed but… Continue reading The JOY of Mothering Nine9 Children
hosted by Jenny at Conversion Diaries Thoughts on mothering in Christ. children are open to the Spirit in a simple and natural way Children are like sponges; they absorb values, attitudes, culture and spirituality simply through osmosis. However, it goes deeper than that. Children’s spirituality is not simply taught, it rises from within as…… Continue reading 7QT Fridays
Ahhh-what can I say in my defense? Not much because these few sentences look infantile but I have discovered the colour button on …… Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday
Sat, 02/23/2013 – 20:26 — Paul Cody Imagine Sharing and Cherishing the LOVE of 9 children raised on a Hobby Farm in southern Ontario, Canada ! When people look at Melanie Jean Juneau their eyebrows shoot up, their mouths drop open and they sputter, ”YOU had 9 children?? This is because she is 5’ 1” and weigh ∞
They are all people: in utero newborn infant baby toddler People Albeit little people Still they are people With Dignity Not an it Not simply a part of the mother’s body Not owned by the mother Not reflections of mum’s ego Not characters to fulfil unfulfilled dreams and ambitions. Children Toddlers Babies unique definite personalities…… Continue reading Newborn, Unborn: People,Simply LITTLE People
There is something about a baby’s open, trusting gaze that literally draws love from us. A newborn can see clearly to about 8″, just far enough to focus intently on his mother’s face. It is almost as if the initiative to bond comes from the baby first, especially when I consider the fierce hand grip…… Continue reading Who Needs a Teddy Bear When You’ve Got a Teddy Baby?
One afternoon an acquaintance stopped by for a cup of tea with two preschool children in tow. At first she was very nervous and jumping up at every disturbance she heard as the kids played. Trying to soothe her nerves I explained, “Relax and let them have fun; anything that could be broken probably is and…… Continue reading Joyful Chaos