Whoever came up with the line, "Choose your battles"? Yeah, I know what it means. You can't fight everything, and some things are not worth it. Don't try to fight everything that happens or everyone who wants to pick a fight.With children, we politely dictate that phrase, realizing that they are human, get tired, hungry, and don't always mean what they say. With undesirable people, we decide … [Read more...] about Unchosen Battles
You've seen the sign. Restaurants hang it to indicate a remodeling; retail stores section off their construction work and post it there."Pardon our dust." I admit it; I used to be a total clean freak. Thirteen years ago, when I had one child, my house had to be virtually perfect. I didn't go to bed unless the toilet paper was hanging correctly. And now… well, some hard life … [Read more...] about Pardon our dust…
Since our sweet baby Tarah has been born, our other children have fought, and I do mean fought, over who gets to sit next to her in the van. Why this means so much to them or why the victory in this battle seems to be so sweet, I don’t think I’ll ever understand. However I choose to handle the matter; someone is not happy. That person is whoever has to sit in the very back … [Read more...] about I’m thinking of a number….
An ongoing plumbing saga has emerged at the Wojnarowski house. This past Saturday we discovered a water stain in our kitchen ceiling. Not a good thing! Since we couldn't find any water on the bathroom floor above the kitchen, this was puzzling and I thought we must have burst a pipe or some other type of accidental issue had occurred. After a visit from the plumber yesterday, the theory at … [Read more...] about On Plumbing and Prayer
Today I've been reviewing in preparation for Bible Study tomorrow. In case you missed it, we're currently in Priscilla Shirer's Jonah study and it is just so stinkin' good. My favorite part of the lesson this week has been looking at various Bible characters to whom God gave a second chance. This stems from Jonah 4:1: And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time I've been given … [Read more...] about That was then. This is now.
The gold refining process is more than amazing; but one of my favorite aspects is how the black sludge comes to the top. So the average viewer might think there was nothing of value in the refiner's pot, but the truth is that the pure gold is on the bottom, solid as can be. Only the refiner has a good picture of the worth underneath the darkness.After further reflection on "Why am I going … [Read more...] about What’s your worth?
The current age of technology is thrilling to me. Twitter, Facebook, phone capabilities: the opportunities are vast. While embracing this glitter of a techno-world, there is part of me that has a strong desire for just good old-fashioned living. The kind I grew up in. Where a day can seem to last forever. Where you wouldn't be surprised if you drove by someone's house and they were sitting out … [Read more...] about Fading Flowers
Most days when I wait to pick up my children from school, I ponder over a massive tree that is in the front lawn of the school. There is no way that my arms would fit around this tree and it is so unique as it stands there, alone. It has no other accompanying foliage and just who decided to let this tree continue growing we will never know.As I viewed it today, Ecclesiastes chapter 3 came to … [Read more...] about Ring around the fall or?