Thursday, November 19, 2009

Being a Mom

Whew, being a godly mom is sometimes a very tough thing. Working on me as a person is hard enough, but then to work on me as a mom and wife adds so much more to it. I strive to be a godly woman, a godly mom and a godly wife. You would think they were all synonymous but they are 3 totally different things and yet, not different at all. Does that make any sense? I feel the difference, but to explain the difference is a challenge.

I see things with my children, and I think, "hey, thats not right! what happened to self-control, and respect for each other?" But then, if I'm honest with myself, I have to admit that I need to work on those very same things. So as I correct my children, they look at me like, "sure mom, and who do you think we learned this from?" I KNOW that they're right, and I am working on me, and I am also striving to be a godly mom, and admonish and correct them in a godly manner, ie, not in anger or frustration, but calmly and with Bible truths. I have found that it isn't always an easy thing to do.

The more I make this a part of my daily life I'm sure it will get easier? I'm hoping, and praying it does!!

One more thing to work on. And the never-ending, every-growing list just grew some more! Well, I guess we are all still under construction, God isn't finished with me yet either!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Better than store bought Homemade Granola Bars!

ok ladies, this was the easiest way to get the recipe out to everyone that asked for it :)

5 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 c chex cereal. crush. you can also use rice krispies, ect
1 1/4 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c honey
1 c brown sugar

mix together butter, honey, vanilla and brown sugar
add to the oats, and cereal mixture

fold in 1 c mini choc chips

grease the bottom of a lg sheet pan ( I spread waxed paper down, then greased that,
super easy clean up)

spread the mix on the pan and pat down

bake at 350* for 20 minutes
let cool and cut ( I removed it from the pan by the waxed paper and cut them with a
pizza cutter)

you can add seeds, almonds, nuts, dried fruits, ect....

hope you enjoy!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Cool Mom??

What is your idea of a cool mom? As I am writing this my children are sliding down the basement stairs on bed mattresses... They sound like they are having a blast, there have been a few bumps and bruises, but nothing too major. So does this make me a cool mom or a bad mom?? And if I would happen to try it out, sliding down those stairs, would that make me an over the top cool mom or a crazy mom?? hmmm, it sounds like too much fun, I've gotta try it!!