Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Joy of Folding Laundry

We all have our own feelings about things like dishes, vacuuming, dusting, and laundry (folding/putting away). I'm not going to get into all of that right now. I wanted to share one reason why I like to fold laundry with the hope that it would be an encouragement to you and perhaps spur you on to love and good deeds. :)

Years ago I came across this bookmark published by Navigators that shared 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Kids.  I also happened to find a blog post on praying for your children that had this prayer calendar from Inspired to Action. The calendar was adapted with permission from Bob Hostetler, the man who wrote the bookmark. So, after a while of realizing that I needed to figure out a way that I could actually USE this calendar instead of just keeping it nicely folded in my Bible, I decided to type it up large enough so that I could read it while it was hanging on the wall. I made it pretty to look at and taped it on the basement walls and washer which aren't always pretty to look at. Then as I pull clothes out of the dryer to fold I pick a prayer and begin praying it for each person (whoever "owns" the item I am folding...even myself). :) Anyway, I don't always have time to enjoy folding laundry, but making laundry folding time a time of more concentrated and intentional prayer has been no less than a delight. So click through on the links above and get your own calendars and start praying! Here are some photos to inspire you. :)


And this is who I'm praying for: 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

multitude monday

...continuing my Multitude Monday list with pictures...

432. our sweet little girl turning 8...we took her to Paint-It Pottery and she painted the plate in the picture

434. boys, rocks, water, dinosaur rain boots...continuing our nature study

435. little girls exploring every nook and cranny

436. Daddy working hard to provide for his family

437. surprise faces

438. Silly faces

438. irresistible faces...(I think big sister was walking around with the camera :) and got those three shots)
438. the pictures that little kids take (I didn't post them all...I wanted to spare you from pictures of the TV, VCR closeups, toys, and random other things they find to take blurry pictures of. :)

439. her first night in her new big girl bed that Daddy built her

440. new beds! sisters sharing a room...I'll share more pictures when they are completed.

441. story time with big sister

442. a reason to make a "welcome baby" card

443. a fun niece to make a fun birthday card for

444. a sweet little girl to make a sweet birthday card for

445. Selah having fun in her new "big girl" bed! Can you believe it...milestones of taking down the baby bed and putting her into a toddler bed!!

446. baby teeth :)

447. big eyes

448. baby curls

449. little boys
 450. scripture to meditate on: 
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
 and before you were born, I consecrated you...Jeremiah 1:5