a sketchbook.

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                                               what shall i do today?
i'll start living the life i've imagined.
i will worry less and enjoy more.
i will add something beautiful to the world.
i will have a new adventure.
i will leave this day better than i found it.
i will fall in love with life all over again.
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[more on this later.  calli is standing here bawling. :)]

ok. i am back...about 3 days later. oh.my.life. :) this post is a little bit random...so, just hang on.

so i got that little starter on the cover of one of my journals. i thought it was so fitting for the time that i typed it.

i am reading this fabulous book, called creative correction by lisa whelchel.
i am so l.o.v.i.n.g. it! it really does have such fabulous life lessons to teach your littles. and then. i had this fabulous idea. i think i will call it  coffee talk. it will be at my house on sunday nights, in the winter...after Christmas...starting in say feb. or something...once or twice a month, at 8 pm...
we will meet in the basement, and sip on yummy flavored coffee and munch on delicious desserts. we will discuss this book...because you know what...
there is a STUDY GUIDE in the back. how fabulous is that?
like. for real.
i have not talked this over with Matt or God or anyone...
it just seems like a great idea.
if you would like to come...please tell me...here or call me...or e-mail me.
and if it doesn't fly...then so be it.
i will keep all this good stuff to myself. :)

check out some excerpts:

ignoring moral issues when the implications are toddler-size can reap perilous, teenager-size repurcussions. we can't avoid our children's peccadilloes forever-but when would you rather deal with these moral and character issues? when your child is five years old or 15?
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we can tell our kids all day long how much God loves them, but they'll better understand His love after they've messed up and He's forgiven them, completely erasing their mistakes forever. That forgiveness and God's promise of salvation is grace. The absence of punishment is His mercy. to make those concepts real, we must demonstrate God's grace and mercy at home...
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A.N.D.
the first study guide question is this...

1. In the opening story, Lisa, the author, describes feeling harried and provides a lengthy list of what she feels she lets "slide" in her life. Think about your own list. What, if anything, do you let slide?

***i thought that was an awesome question. now...for this to work...we a) have to be real with one another...and b) have to be honest-first to ourselves, and second to our friends...***
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sent my 2 littles off to their second week of school. they are both still so nervous. kaycee is afraid she will forget to do one of her kindergarten "chores" and kaden...he's just plain nervous. this parenting thing...you really should have to pass some pre-requisites...don't you think? i mean...i try to spend time with Jesus everyday...i try to give all MY worries to the Lord...but who am i kidding? i can't get it right...how do i expect my kids to be masters at it at 5 and 7 years old...the talks we are having right now are great...but hard...
so... i am praying for them like. crazy. :)

have a great, great week. our's will be crazy...we have something every night this week, for a whole week...most of that is wedding stuff. matt's brother mark is getting married friday night. busy. busy. busy. fun busy. but still lot's of orcastrating...we are preparing to party! :)

Comments

Kendra said…
think we could all do this and life would be less stressful and more enjoyable!
My Mom said…
a belated happy day to you matt king! hows it feel to be a year older and wiser?

a big, "yes, mam" to the sketchbook and busyness list....what if you're breaking out in hives...does that mean your stressed out too:)...time to take back life!

so glad school went well and you could hold back the tears.....its a tough one! noah has returned to us...no more vomiting and actually had a smile the other day! PRAISE THE LORD!

love you...naomi
Sarah said…
That book sounds SO good Mis. I'd love to be a part of your coffee talk..I could come to the first few and then we'll have to see how life after new baby is treating me:) Let me know if it's a go!
emmyswts said…
I would like to also read this book with you. I'm not sure that I could make all of the gatherings but we will see.
Hope the rest of this week is enjoyable as you all prepare for Mark and Jaime's wedding. Can't wait to see you on Friday night and Saturday. :)

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