"Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."
- Colossians 3:12-14
Matt works most Sundays now. We don't like it, but there isn't much we can do about it at this point. That means that I am trying to manage four little ones 3 and under in church without him. Can I just say that is super hard? But we do really feel strongly that we want them to stay with us in church and to learn to sit and listen. Abigail is getting really good at that, but the twins still have a ways to go. Usually one has to be right next to me or in my arms, or major, all out screaming will occur. :-( That is extra hard since I have a baby too, and I'm usually out of the service with him some because he needs to nurse or is just being loud.
So we practiced "church" at home today. Everyone sat in a chair all in a row and we sang and prayed, and then listened to a sermon by our pastor. I'm really hoping that this training will carry over to real church. :-) Only one out of four had to be taken out several times for discipline. That's a good start, right?
Anyone else in the same boat, or a similar one? I'd LOVE to hear what works for you. I just keep reminding myself that it will get easier someday!
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up."
- Galations 6:9
I'm working on getting my menu together for next week. The weeks just fly by, don't they? Pressing on with the 200 Challenge, even though this hasn't been my best month. More on that later.
Micah is growing so fast! He is 6 1/2 months old and in the past few weeks he has started getting on his knees & rocking back and forth, scooting, sitting really well, talking a lot, saying mama and dada, got his first tooth, clapping his hands, and maybe more that I can't think of right now...I just know it's a lot! He continues to be the happiest baby EVER and he is such a sweet blessing from God! :-)
Look for evidences of grace in others, instead of looking at what needs to be changed.
- C.J. Mahaney (I couldn't find the exact quote)