I do not share many details about our personal life. Every now and then I do but I realize that God's grace is sufficient and as Maureen says ... "this far I have come and this far the Lord has brought me."
Our lifestyle is not of wealth... at least not materially. My husband was in the military for several years. He is disabled with a back injury and severe agorphobia. We have always been a one income family. We both believe children are a gift from God. We are convicted to home school our children. We have really struggled through the years financially. Our home is a very modest one... needing much repair. We buy used, we do hand me downs.... and we buy generic products.
For years we have bought less and have given more. We have centered this time of year around what it is really all about. We usually do an Advent Unit Study. We take the whole month of December and part of January and it all centers around Jesus. I love this time of year.
Alyssa and I did do the black friday thing. I know several who do not like this day... the chaos and spending, spending, spending. Again, we do it different. It was fun. We had a great time. The main reason we went was for these....
Lifeway had the Jesus Story Book Bibles on sale for $5. Several of the kids we work with on Wednesday do not have a bible. Several only come to the children's program on Wednesday. We love the JSBB. We also bought this ...
This new way of thinking.... new perspective ... has changed the way I see life. It is hard to sort through.... to put into words. God continues to show me... I am so thankful for the peace that comes from this.
Last week I asked Wyatt & Wesley...
"What about on your birthday if we just give each other gifts but we do not give any gifts to you?" Wyatt said, "But its MY birthday... why would you get gifts?"
grace=free gift from God~
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