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Zoo Adam Kyla I goBy Lisa Cherry

 I get such a kick out of reliving some of my kids’ childhoods through the sweet faces of my grandbabies.

Kyla, Kalyn and Adam's little girl, is so much like Kalyn, I find it to be humorous. Spunky, feisty, smart, and opinionated.....I love that little cutie!

 Daddy Adam sent me this text from the zoo.....


 At the zoo. Every exhibit she sees, she says, "I go!" and whines that she can't get in with the animals! Here she is begging to go into the bear cage!


And when Kalyn asks me if she was like this, I just smile and nod. (and chuckle to myself!)

swings ben and ryanBy Lisa Cherry

Tara sent me this great picture of her two youngest, Ben and Ryan, enjoying their new swings.

My grandmamma-heart swelled with joy to see them having fun! And I needed that chuckle right then as the weights and pressures of my day were squashing me down.

As I enjoyed their smiles, I was immediately reminded by the Lord of the picture I have hanging strategically on my bedroom wall. It’s called “Will You Trust Me?” and the artist is Cliff Hawley.

Lisa, you can have as much fun as they do. Every day! ...if you will trust Me!
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AHHHH! Thanks, Tara.

And thanks, God, for that reminder.

Gratefully linked to:     Tell Me a Story    Faith Filled Friday



micah minus one appendixBy Lisa Cherry

Last Sunday, I was very grateful to be finished with our tour, and to have been on my regular post at home.

Micah, our 15 year old, awoke before church complaining of an odd abdominal pain. I must confess my years of mothering experience caused me to go into auto mode. Probably gas or a bug coming on. No big deal. Just wait it out.

Well....a few hours later with a right-sided, bent-over boy and I wasn't too interested in waiting it out!

Ten kids but our first appendectomy. I have to say, Micah was a champ! No complaining. No drama. Just guts. No pun intended.

Isn't modern medicine a miracle?! Another era, another part of the world......and Micah could have not been here with us!

Thank you God!

Will you join me in prayer today for the thousands and thousands of mothers and fathers who do not have access to good medical care for their children?

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This week has been incredibly hectic as we are in our busiest month of travel of the entire ATF tour. So I found myself p-r-e-s-s-i-n-g to get everything done to keep my family comfortable and minimize the disruption on their lives. So i found myself doing hard stuff like grocery shopping at 10:00 pm and cooking chili, vegetable soup, and muffins for 10 all at the same time. I kept my bags packed from last week end hoping the wrinkles will re-fall out when I recycle the clothes to this weekend. So this was not a good week to turn on my kitchen sink and not find any hot water.

Remember, we are the clean people. We wash our dishes and pick up our house right on time! See our Messy House Weirdness HERE.


After Doug's two attempts at fixing the offending appliance, we are having some family fun here.water heater

Can you hear it now?

Mom, how am I going to take a shower?

Mom, how am I supposed to do these dishes?

Awwww.....some forms of family bonding will require a little more from Mom than others!

Smile, Lisa, smile!

Count it all joy! (James 1)

Use even this to make a family memory!


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It’s Family Fun Friday at Frontline Moms.

We have a tradition here at Frontline Moms.  We spend so much of the week unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, that we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

Kalyn Cherry Waller

Kalyn has not turned Hindu....she was simply a mama desperate for some sticker entertainment in flight  with a 20 month old! Ahhhhhhhh.....traveling as Grammy has neat perks. I am assuming someone else calculated the snacks, the diaper and the toy count.  I just get to take pictures and watch her discover the airplane lights.Kalyn Cherry Waller

This week I have been particularly alerted to the wonder of the seasons of life. As surely as spring beings its annual transformations without my assistance, the seasons of my family's life  keep rolling along whether I want them to or not.  As a younger mom, I would often look ahead wanting to rush myself forward to the next plateau or development. Now, I want to slow everyone down! But in reality, I don't have the luxury of either option. For God, himself, is the orchestrator of seasons.

So my next best option? Enjoy.....I mean really enjoy....the season we are in. Take time to laugh at their silly Kyla Wallerjokes and remember the corny movie line with them. That is my family fun advice for this week. Simple. And yet profound.

Oh, I know we are all busy keeping our lives running and achieving and earning. But the best are the moments when you catch a glimpse afresh at why you are running, achieving, and earning anyway.

P.S. .....We made it a whole week with keeping our house in greater order! I think we are on to something this time! Read about our Messy House Weirdness HERE.