Monday, March 11, 2019

Miracles


After church and after make-your-own-lunch in the kitchen,
we sat down as a family and discussed 
 the miracles Christ performed while He was on the earth. 
 In the books of Matthew and Mark in the Bible, I picked out six 
of Christ's miracles and wrote the references on sticky notes.
Then I randomly handed them out to each child-including me and Christian.
I asked Lottie to draw the miracles while we talked about them
 to keep her engaged and listening.
I asked the Little Nies to summarize the scripture story they picked
and also share how it effects them personally.
They have such wise insights and I am constantly amazed at
who they are and their potential.
They are smart, and wise, and receptive to God's love and counsel.
After about the 30 minute mark, the boys started laughing and acting
silly, and it was super disruptive and annoying.
After we asked them to be quite for about the 500,000th time,
we decided to end the lesson. That's when things got a little hairy.
This happens occasionally.
Somehow it ended in a few tears, a few apologies, 
but then we had a few arm wrestling matches,
and then we witnessed another miracle because after that,
all was well.

 
Not to toot my own horn or anything, 
but I beat a few of my older children.
And that was kind of a miracle too.

Happy Monday