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Eggy LilliBy Lisa Cherry

OK. There is a difference between children and grandchildren!

When I walked into the room to discover a floor covered in crushed raw eggs with two toddlers dripping in the slimy mess, laughter seemed the only reasonable response.

After two baths, half a roll of paper towels, a load of laundry and a good floor mopping, we were as good as new!

Hmmmmm. I wonder if that would have been my attitude a few years ago?

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I’s time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!  It’s our weekly 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!

My daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this.

So link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories about your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.


Matt square headBy Lisa Cherry

OK, sometimes I have to remind myself that kids can be pretty goofy.

My children spend hours creating and laughing at these pictures. Over and over again, they find them funny.

And I am tempted to roll my eyes at their nonsense.

That's when I usually hear the Holy Spirit say to me....."Lisa, lighten up! You are entirely too tight and stuffy. Laugh a little, would you?"

Matthew with alien lookEven if my mature mind says they are goofy, I let myself chuckle.

Lydia with double noseJPGAnd you know what? Sometimes I even get on a roll of laughter.

 

And all the while, I can sense My Father laughing with them!

 

Gratefully linked to:

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Beautiful Thursdays


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!  It’s our new tradition here at Frontline Moms.

Because we spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

My daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this. She's having a giveaway on her post for a Precious Moments Christmas Storybook. Click here to find out about it.

So link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories about your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.


By Lisa Cherry

I snapped this picture of my precious granddaughter Lilibeth after she hopped up into the driver’s seat of our church bus. Lilibeth bus

It will be a while before she’s old enough to actually drive the bus, but her heart is already headed in the right direction. And seeing her there got me thinking.

Moms, do you have the desire for your kids to do the work of the Lord?

As a follower of Jesus I want my children to want to serve Him!

However when I look around me I see very few teenagers with a heart for the Lord. Oh, they might still be hanging around church, but I'm talking about serving…

Doug and I are very blessed to have children who love to serve Jesus.

Week after week, our kids are working in the nursery, helping with the food pantry, setting up tables, or serving in worship and drama ministry.

And why would they be doing that?  …probably to a large part because that's where Doug and I serve.

For our kids, it’s fun to serve the Lord. Children gain a passion for what they live as they imitate the passion of those around them.

Nathan as our oldest son has set a fine example. I'm so excited to see him already setting that example in his little daughter Lilibeth's life.

She thinks driving that bus is normal! That's where her daddy serves.

Where will your children grow in passion to serve the Lord?

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It's time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!

At Frontline Moms we spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, so we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

My daughter-in-law Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this.

So link up your Family Fun Friday blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories of your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.

 

 


Doug Lydia Double digit birthdayBy Lisa Cherry

Double digit birthdays are a big deal at our house!

Ever since our first children were little, we have had quite a family tradition when a child turns ten. That is the year they go on their "ten-year camp out with dad."

It's hard for me to believe this year was Lydia’s turn.

So for months it's been the talk around here—about where dad and Lydia would go.

Some of her siblings remembered trips to Riverstream or a nearby lake. Some reported scary things like canoe rides..... So as a very talkative little ten-year-old Lydia, was full of ideas.

Unfortunately for four weeks in a row all of those ideas fell flat. Mom’s surgery, bad weather, a funeral, and then the tailwinds of a hurricane made camping look impossible to achieve.

Daddy wisely remembered the important proverb for parenting that says…

Hope deferred makes the heart sick.

So he proposed a new kind of camping trip—One that involves a hotel and a fun museum with a theater.

Now Lydia is the envy of all the siblings who just made it to the canoe.

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Oh, what fun! It’s time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!  We’re making it a new tradition here at Frontline Moms.

So much of the week we spend our time Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, that we decided we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

My daughter-in-law Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helps us with this.

So please link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see.  Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories of your family
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun crafts

And please share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.

If you are reading this by email, please click over to FrontlineMoms to link up your post.

 

 


Image courtesy of Samatha Leeke

By Lisa Cherry

I love having a little girl around. My Lydia reminds me so much of myself when I was younger, and it is such a delight to hear her sweet take on life.

Never short on words, Lydia does not know how yet to summarize a story for her listeners. When her little mouth starts to move, you may as well pull up a chair, for you will be listening quite a while to everrrry detail in whatever size novel/story/movie she is reporting on.

As a Christmas present I had given Lydia a whole series of Mandie mysteries. And since she had just finished book #7, Mandie and the Charleston Phantom, she couldn’t wait to let me know the w-h-o-l-e story line.

It was a perfect time for her reporting, as I was cleaning and cooking in the kitchen.  I was pretty much a captive audience and was doing a reasonable job of keeping up with her. I was uh-huhhing at the right times and exclaiming at the scary parts.

Suddenly I became aware that Josiah was following me from one side of the kitchen to the other like a little puppy. After almost tripping on him twice, I stopped and looked down at his little face. Terror-stricken was the best description of his look!

”Honey, what is the matter?” I bent down and said to him.

“If Lydia does not stop that story, I will have bad dreams all night long,” he wailed.

I guess he was following her better than I was! Maybe she is a master story-teller after all!

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