Thursday, April 19, 2012

I just finished reading The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman and absolutely loved it! The book discusses the 5 love languages for children: acts of service, quality time, gift, physical touch, and words of affirmation. Dr. Chapman provides examples and strategies to help you learn to speak their love language successfully!

I asked my children what love language they thought they had and they all came back with “GIFTS!” What kid doesn’t want gifts, rightJ after reading the book it was abundantly clear that ALL of my children respond best to: quality time.
Just the other day we came home from school to find 3 huge boxes on the front porch. Our home school curriculum for next year had arrived. The kids were excited to open the boxes and look at all the books. Then I sent them on their way to play so I could make sure everything was there and sorted. It was a daunting task that took the rest of my evening. The kids really started acting out (agh, can’t they just get along) and I knew they each needed their love language. I stopped what I was doing and spent some time with each one. By the end of the night they were back to hugging and loving on each other! All they needed was a few precious moments with mom.
The book is a wealth of knowledge and is filled with many examples of how to incorporate your child’s love language into each day. The positive results I’ve seen in my own children after reading this book has been priceless! This book is a wonderful guide for parents and can make a difference in behavior issues as well.
If you would like to learn more about the 5 love languages, you can visit this website and take an assessment quiz to learn your child’s language.

Leave a comment sharing your love language and you can win a copy of the book today!


You can also checkout the following links:

The 5 Love Languages: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/ /


Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/5LoveLanguages

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/drgarychapman















Monday, April 9, 2012

Eggstra Special:)

We had an amazing Easter weekend!
How about you?

On Good Friday, we attended Secret Church!
We did a 7 hour study on
The Cross and Suffering.

I learned so much and
I hope to share
more later. 

Saturday we had an eggstra special
Easter Egg Hunt
at our home.

We stuffed 150 eggs with
Scripture, prayers, Bible quizzes, acts of kindness,
and candy of course:)

The kids could earn
Knowledge Points
and
Compassion Points.

Before running on to the next egg
each kid had to open their egg and complete
the task in order to earn their points.

The kids had so much fun.
You could hear kids giving compliments,
high fives, helping each other find eggs...

You could see my sweet babies
stop what they were doing
and take time to
pray
for the orphans
 for the missionaries
for the poor.

They shared their favorite stories from the Bible
and what they learned from that story.

It was precious!

They cashed in their points for cash
to help our missionaries
here and around the world!


Then on Sunday we joined together
with our church family
to worship our Savior
the
Risen King.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,


That saved a wretch like me.

I once was lost but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.

Friends, no matter what you have going on in your life...
Jesus Christ is the answer.

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.



Jeremiah 29:13

He is so worth it!