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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Weekend...

The three medium kids have committed themselves to fasting a favorite food and a media for 40 days. They are giving up chocolate, chips, video games and radio...along with this they have something to do everyday at school. Today is to place a painted rock somewhere on campus to remind them that they can overcome giants. Peer Pressure that is... They will be doing things like writing an encouraging note to an administrator, speaking to someone they do not know.....basically letting Christ shine through them. My motto is...."Sprinkle and Shine not Pour and Blind." Pray for my medium kids please.
Middle School and High School can be very challenging.....
Thanks Grandma and Grandaddy..........
the watermelon was
good to the last sip!

We are beginning our fall veggie garden.

18 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

So true! My son is in middle school. I remember those days. It was hard then, I cannot imagine what it's like now.
Definitely saying prayers for yours and mine.

tina said...

Middle school and high school are SO trying now a days-yes indeed! My son just started his sophomore year so I am right there with you and wish your kids good luck! They'll be fine.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: I wish them the best on this endeavour. Now your girl really love to eat watermelon down to the rind.

Dorothy said...

Painting rocks looks like a fun thing! Just glad I don;t have to go through school again!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Darla, wishing you kids well in this new school year.

That watermelon looked so good;)
Marnie

MissyM said...

Good Morning Darla.
I agree middle and high are both so hard now. Things have changed so much since the days I was in school. Best of luck to your children and also to you (it's hard on mama, too). I love what they are doing.

Lois said...

Those rocks are pretty! Middle school was the hardest for my kids, especially my son. I even had to switch him to another school with a special gifted program that helped him settle down. He had to ride two school buses in the mornings to get there, but it was worth it!

flowergardengirl said...

How exciting--a fall vege garden means harvest season is upon us and it's my favorite time of year. I like your saying to shine and not be blind and what a good lesson for the kids.

Carla said...

What a great goal at any age! Thanks for sharing:)

George said...

I think this is a wonderful project for your girls. I think middle school was the toughest for my children (especially my daughter), so I hope all goes well for them. The watermelon looks like it was delicious.

Susie said...

Middle school was the worst for me. It is definitely hard for kids.

I think it is great they are doing this fast tho. That's neat!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, You and your hubby are doing such a wonderful job with your kids... Life is hard these days---much harder than it was even when I raised my sons. Kids grow up so much faster now --and so many 'adult' things are available to them at such young ages. I'm proud of what you all are doing to help them through these tough years.

Another thing good for teens I think is to get out as a family and take some long hikes in the woods. Have you all ever been to Falling Waters State Park not far from you? Neat park with sink holes and a waterfall!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

That is wonderful news about the kids and what they are doing while fasting-Makes my heart smile!

Thank you so much for the prayers of protection while I was hiking last week. All the prayers worked. I guess we hiked past 3 bee hives right on the trail and didn't even see them! A bee landed on my leg and was walking around and I didn't have a worry-I felt all your prayers! Thanks again!

bennie and patsy said...

I love fall lots of new color on its way . Hope the middle ones have fun.
Patsy

Gail said...

darla, Sprinkle and shine....that is wonderful. I'm not sure which is harder middle school or high school. It's killer on the parents. You all have my very best wishes!

gail

Tootsie said...

Middle school is the hardest...they are not big...but not little...it is a tough time...I hope they do well and I will keep them in my prayers....I wish them nothing but the best of this year!

Lån said...

Garden centers for small bird houses and feeders which could make perfect favors. If you cannot afford to purchase one for everyone then consider one between couples and one for each single guest.

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