Political propiganda

I have to be honest, I don't get into politics. Not that I just sit back and let everyone else decide what laws we have, or who runs the government. I vote. and I don't vote blindly, i educate myself. However, I do not care to see people's campaign yard signs or debates on the  news. I hate that the media gets into everyone's business and changes the truth, I hate that lies are all over and called the truth.  

I was very excited when I found a site that just lists the people running and everything you could want to know about them. Their background, their view on just about every topic. That's where I'll form my opinions from, not from the news, or my neighbor.


This blog a friend shared has got me thinking a lot about parenting. It's called Motherhood as a mission field. It has a lot of good points, things I needed to be reminded of, things i probably need to remember daily. I don't resent my kids that I am at home with them, but I do get feeling like they are an inconvenience to me.  I get irritated when they act their age and do childish things from time to time. See, for the most part i have great kids, but they have their moments where the actually act like kids. And those moments throw me off and I get irritated.  It's little stupid things that push me over the limit. It's those moments that I need to remember A) they are kids, MY kids whom I love very much. B) I am their mom, I wanted kids so badly, and kids are dependent. They are supposed to be, they are KIDS.  Now don't get me wrong, there are things a 3 and 5 year old could and should be doing alone. like wiping their own bottoms.
But as a mom, i should not feel inconvenienced by my children. I should not be upset that I have to spend 5 more minutes with them when all i want to do is lay on the couch and take  a nap! Being a mom is a sacrifice, sometimes it's more of a sacrifice than others, but we are investing in people. We are helping them become who they will be for the rest of their lives. We are showing them what being a mom is all about. *GULP* We should be modeling Christ, so they can see Christ in us, and then in turn display Christ in their own lives.  I fail miserably at this, most days more than others...
Also, I've been reading a lot of verses about Love lately, what love is supposed to look like. It's impossible to fully love without Christ, if you read 1 Corinthians 13,  it gives you the guidelines for love, it's some heavy duty stuff! no human can accomplish that.  patient- maybe. kind- yah, does not envy, does not boast, not proud, not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered, keeps NO record of wrongs, does not delight in evil, rejoices with truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes always perseveres.  I don't know about you, but i have a hard time living up to just one of those characteristics, let alone all of them.  It's only through Christ that we can fully love someone.
I am so glad I love and serve a perfect God who can help me love my children and husband the way He intended me to love them. As long as I daily ask for his help and admit that I cannot do it alone. Which is something I need to remember. It's all quite humbling honestly.


We've had this odd bug going around our house for a few weeks, it's really annoying. Especially since the girls have been driving me nuts because they've only been around each other not other kids. They're fighting like crazy.

They've been playing more too, but the fighting is driving me nuts!! Today they were kinda cute though, Josiah was playing on the drum, one girl was making up guitar songs and the other was playing on the keyboard.  It was nice, until they started fighting about who was allowed to sing and who wasn't!

Let's just say I was very happy when we accidentally ran into my husband's sister and her family tonight and they decided to take the girls for the night. It will be nice to have a little break. Josiah and I will just chill and spend some time together (and clean the house).