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Monday, April 5, 2010

Mommy's Monday Morning: Fruits of the Spirit 101

" ...The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering (patience), kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control."

Yes, it is only 10:15 AM on Monday and I am writing on my blog.....Little Miss Audree just went down for a morning nap, and Karalee is basking in the glow of two Easter baskets. While she is completely engrossed by those colorful eggs and tin foil chocolates, I will tell you about our mini-course on the passage in Galatians 5...

Good morning Lord! I am tired and I need your strength today. Thank you for the wonderful gift of your Son and the sacrifice that was made for me.....and......I hit the ground running with two kids "singing" the "please get me out of this bed" song that is really just a bunch of wailing and gnashing of teeth. I rescue them from their beds and we begin our day, or our lessons, rather. Here they are in the order they were learned this morning...keep in mind, all in about 20 minutes.

LOVE:  Making my husband a healthy lunch as he leaves for work.
JOY   :  Listening to my 2 year old tell me why she has (in my opinion) a ridiculous amount of chocolate to look at this morning.."Cause Jesus died... and it was a gift...and I got other pwesents....and the chocolate is my pwesent too...and they are not Audee's pwesents...she got the puffs! (veggie puffs in place of candy in the eggs)...and Jesus gived this chocolate to me..."
PATIENCE: Raisin Bran spilling all over the kitchen floor
SELF-CONTROL: Getting back to a healthy eating plan and counting some calories
PEACE:  Stealing 11.5 seconds to myself to use the restroom....sometimes the only "peace & quiet" of the day
GENTLENESS:  ....learned along with the second helping of patience as I changed Audree's blow-out that had gone all the way up her back. The gentleness is practiced when she is twisting and writhing as if you are torturing her for cruel pleasure. Nolan is certain we need to get her some tranquilizers for the diaper changings
FAITHFULNESS:  Remembering that the Lord can teach me HIS truths, HIS promises and HIS lessons for my life through 15 square feet of scattered Raisin Bran, a dirty diaper smeared on my arms as I lift my child, and a mountain of laundry that is almost as tall as I am....

Good Morning Lord. Good Morning Monday.
Papa bought us these beautiful lilies...