Friday, September 16, 2016

Conversations with Max

September 16, 2014

Quote of the night from our dinner table:

"So, Mom... if God is not contained by space, then Hell has to be in another dimension, right?" -Maximus (8)

Help, please? I may not be a deep enough thinker to raise this boy! Good thing he's got Lucas Roebuck as his daddy!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Conversations with Maggie

September 10, 2015

Today while I was loading the dishwasher, Maggie Mae (8) came into the kitchen and asked, "Can God make choices?" 

We talked it out for a few minutes, and I eventually decided that the angle she was exploring had to do with whether a Being outside of time could make choices and/or decisions, concepts we understand within time. I thought it was a great question. Definitely got me thinking and trying to think through scriptures that would help answer her question.

I thought of Ephesians 1:4 "“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight," and Maggie's question really caused be to think about it in a whole new way. Maybe God did ALL His choosing/deciding before time began?  Love it when my kids challenge me to think about something in a new or different way.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Conversations with Max

"Max: I don't listen to my heart. I listen to my mind and strategically choose everything I do. "

Friday, September 02, 2016

Conversations with Amelia

Millie: (Playing with Little People toys) Mo-om!! Where is the mommy ai-el?
Mom: the mommy Ariel?
Millie: No, the mommy Ai-EL!
Mom: the mommy aisle?
Millie: Yes! WHERE IS THE MOMMY AISLE? Get it!
(Max and Mom look at each other in confusion.)
Max: Why don't you just get her a sucker or something?

Monday, August 29, 2016

Conversations with Alexander

Xander (5): I think in heaven, there will be video games. They will be even better than video games here. And the characters you can choose will all be bible story characters. Mom, do you think everyone is a baby in heaven? So everyone is a baby when they first get there?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Birthday Wish

Max: Mom, for my birthday, I would like a $12 gift card and memorable activity with friends and family. 

Well, there you go. Not sure why, but this made me laugh. It's just so Max. Love this little man so much. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Maggie's Ballet Debut

August 16, 2013

It's here, it's here! After nearly three years of waiting and begging, Maggie will be turning six next week,and she is starting ballet today. Three hours until class starts and she's already been dressed and completely ready to go for an hour. Oh, and she's also had a constant dialogue going all day: "How many minutes until it's time for ballet? I've been imagining and imagining walking up to JBU carrying this bag with my ballet shoes. I think ballet is going to be one of my very special talents. Can a person ever get too old to do ballet, or can they just keep doing it until they're dead? How many minutes now until it's time for ballet?"