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Out of the Mouth of Babes July 27, 2009

Filed under: Out of the Mouth of Babes — Michelle Ferguson @ 5:53 pm

July2009 024I decided to come up with a list of questions to ask my children so I could get their point of view about who they think I am!  I did ask them these questions separately so they did not influence each other’s answers.  Anytime you ask a question of a child, chances are you will get a hilarious answer.  That’s exactly what I got!

In their exact words, I will share their answers to my questions.

1.  What is your mom’s favorite thing to do?                                                                        Lindsay:  “Get on Facebook.”  Logan:  “Shop.”

2.  What is something you do that your mom really likes?                          Lindsay:  “Obey her.”  Logan:  “Make my bed every morning.”

3.  What is something you do that your mom really does NOT like?      Lindsay:  “Argue with my brothers.”  Logan:  “Step on Ainsley (our cat).”

4.  What is something your mom says all the time?                                       Lindsay:  “Negative!”  Logan:  “Honestly!”

5.  What does your mom do all day?                                                                     Lindsay:  “Blog and clean.”  Logan:  “Be on facebook.”

6.  How does your mom show you she loves you?                                          Lindsay:  “Putting kisses in my hands at bedtime.”  Logan:  “She buys me a toothbrush.”

7.  Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?                                                  Lindsay:  “Wal Mart.”  Logan:  “Target.”

8.  What do you like to do with your mom?                                                           Lindsay:  “Read books.”  Logan:  “Have a date with her.”

9.  What does your mom do after you go to bed?                                            Lindsay:  “Talk with daddy, watch t.v., and eat popcorn.”  Logan:  “Have a party and have popcorn.”

10.  Where is your favorite place your mom takes you?                                   Lindsay:  “Museums.”  Logan:  “To get ice cream.”

11.  What time does your mom go to bed?                                                                                      Lindsay:  “11:30pm”  Logan:  “1:00am”

12.  What time does your mom get up in the morning?                                     Lindsay:  “5:30am”  Logan:  “4:00am”

Logan thinks I am the Proverbs 31 woman!  I love it!  Verse 15 says  “She also rises while it is yet night.”  However, I must be honest and reveal my bedtime is more like 10:00pm and rise time is more like 6:00am.  Their answers were very revealing, and I must re-evaluate my time spent on Facebook, since that came up twice!

Take time to ask your children questions about what they think of you.  You may be surprised to hear the answers that will come out of the mouth of babes!

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Is it really the thought that counts? July 14, 2009

Filed under: Parenting with Purpose — Michelle Ferguson @ 1:06 pm

We’ve all heard the phrase “it’s the thought that counts.”  But have you ever really taken the time to think that through?  Is it really the thought that counts?

If a friend thought about you on your birthday, but never sent a card, would you know she had thought about you?  If a family member thought well wishes for you during an illness, but never called, would you know their intensions?  If your church family was praying for you, but never shared that with you, would you be encouraged?  Thoughts are a good thing if they lead to action.  Thoughts without action are pretty worthless.  If the Holy Spirit nudges you with a thought, put it into action.  Otherwise, how will people know you care?

Proverbs 15:23 says “…a word spoken in due season, how good it is!”  Also in 1 John 3:18 we are told to love in “deed and in truth.”  If you are praying for someone, tell them!  If the Lord puts it on your heart to make a meal for someone, do it!  If you hear of a need and can help, step up!  If someone deserves a compliment (or even not), be generous!  Encourage one another today in word and deed!  You may never know how much that will mean.