Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

33 Reasons Why You’re Special

April 7th, 2009 Viewed 9733 times, 1 so far today

1. You have a passion for the things of God.

2. You are trustworthy.

3. You are friendly and outgoing.

4. You lead our family in doing things to better our walk with the Lord.

5. You never blow up when you are angry.

6. You are very caring and think of others before yourself.

7. You desire for me to stay home with our children. I am very thankful for that!

8. You desire to homeschool our children.

9. You are very knowledgable about computers and the bible.

10. You help with the laundry!

11. You are a great dad who is involved in our kids lives.

12. You make wise finanial decisions.

13. You wear your hair how I like it!

14. You are commited to the things you are involved in.

15. You watch romantic comdies with me!

16. You teach the children patiently the right way to do things.

17. You are content with what you have at home.

18. You eat what I cook without complaining, even if it is mushrooms!

19. You are very musical and we enjoy listening to your singing and playing.

20. You are prepared and think ahead for things.

21. You are punctual.

22. You can always fix my computer problems.

23. You take time to read the news and share it with me.

24. You can write and express yourself very well.

25. You come up with great ideas.

26. You are willing to try new things like camping!

27. You help others when they ask.

28. You have learned a hobby and now have impressed with me by making it a business!

29. You are a great leader.

30. You pray about things and don’t worry about them.

31. You have a sense of humor.

32. You grow your facial hair just for me!

33. Most of all you are special because God gave you to me. I am so grateful for that!


-VirtuousBlonde (MInTheGap’s other half)

The No-TV Challenge

September 11th, 2007 Viewed 2223 times

Remote PowerOur family decided to take the “no TV for a week challenge” given by Mary. I read her post a little bit late so we didn’t start until Tuesday-cold turkey. (MInTheGap and I haven’t watched a movie in a long time. I can’t remember when so we went and still are going on longer than a week). The children are allowed to watch one TV show or VeggieTales movie a day. (About one hour a day). We don’t have cable so our channels are very limited. They watch PBS through the “snow” once in a while. Their TV time is usually while mom gets a shower. (Reminding you our children are 4, 3, and 7 months). Occasionally, the children watch a movie if mom is exhausted. The reason why I wanted to take the challenge was to see if I could stop using the TV as my babysitter and to see if the children could entertain themselves without mom playing with them.

The week was a success! I think the children only ask to watch TV about 4 times the whole week. It was amazing. It was almost like they forgot about it. (It was still in the same place). It rained a lot here this week so we played more card games (which our oldest son really enjoyed), read more stories, and they even helped out with more chores. On the nice days we played outside. I found that they really could manage to entertain themselves in their room while mom got a shower and that we didn’t need to watch a show in the afternoon when mom was exhausted. I think they learned how to play together and use their imaginations more this past week and I learned to be a little more creative in planning things for them to do.

Thanks, Mary, for the challenge.

Mrs. MInTheGap


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.