Thursday, July 29, 2010

Marble System
Take 1
Well, today starts a new day here in our home. We are instituting the marble (or in our case the shiny rocks because that is what the dollar store had available) system! I have purchase three good sized plastic jars and several bags of shiny rocks. I have developed a list of chores that need to be done around the house that the girls are very capable of doing. Each chore is put into a 1, 2, 3 or 4 rock category. Tonight I plan on decorating the jars with each of the girls names. I will then go through the list with them and they can begin earning shiny "jewels" to fill their jars. When a jar is full that daughter will get to have a special treat, something like a friend to sleep over. Money to go shopping with. A night out with mom and dad. Something like that. The girls are very excited...and already have a tally sheet of rocks they have earned today for me to put in the jar. I hope this excitement keeps up. My husband has also suggested that we add in pro levels of cleaning, kind of like on the wii. If you fill 10 jars you are a bronze medal cleaner, and so on. Hmmm....we'll see. Anyhow, I'll keep you up to date on how this plan is going. Even little Hadassah wil have her own jar! : )

Friday, July 02, 2010

As I was thinking and praying today about what is going on with the oil leak this verse came to mind.

If my people who are called by my name,

would humble themselves and pray

and seek my face and turn from their ways,

then I will hear them from heaven

and will forgive their sin

and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14
Now, I am NOT saying that God sent this problem to us because we are awful sinful people. No. the word tells us the opposite. Every good and perfect gift is from above. My thoughts today go out to us and our job now. To call on the Lord and to watch for the fulfillment of his promise.