Top 5 Christian Movies

Hi Guys!

You know one of the things i love most about autumn is cold/rainy days cuddled up in a warm blanket watching good movies. Today i thought i would share my top 5 favorite christian movies that you could enjoy on your next cold/rainy day, or on any day for that matter.

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Here are my top 5 favorite christian movies…

*A little heads up, although these are all christian movies, some of them deal with adult issues so they might not be appropriate to watch with little children around.*

  • Fireproof  – “Kirk Cameron (Left Behind) stars as Caleb Holt, a heroic fire captain who values dedication and service to others above all else. But the most important partnership in his life, his marriage, is about to go up in smoke. This gripping story follows one man’s desire to transform his life and marriage through the healing power of faith and fully embrace the fireman’s code: Never Leave Your Partner Behind.”
  • Courageous – “Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge they’re ill prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering.”
  • War Room – “Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Their world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.”
  • God’s Not Dead – “When an atheist Philosophy professor (Kevin Sorbo) plans to forego “dusty arguments” in his class, he insists the new students declare that “God is dead.” Unable to do this, Josh (Shane Harper) is challenged to defend his faith and prove to the class that God’s Not Dead. Against all odds, Josh stands up for his faith and takes on the challenge.”
  • Heaven Is For Real – “Heaven is for Real recounts the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.”

 

What’s your favorite christian movie?

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Sam’s 13th Birthday

Earlier this month my oldest child, Samuel, turned 13 years old. It’s really hard to believe i have a teenager now.

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He loves Nerf guns, so he requested a Nerf gun themed party.

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We bought him a metal detector because he has been wanting one for awhile now, and since we now have the land we thought it was the perfect time.

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He is such an awesome kid, i’m so glad God chose me to be his mama!

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Tip Tuesday #6

Hi Guys!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Tip Tuesday, that i thought now would be a good time.

Tip Tuesday

Today’s tip is for those of you with more than 1 child, and this tip is all about how to get more 1 on 1 time with your children.

As a mom of 5, i’m not gonna lie, it’s hard to get alone 1 on 1 time with each of my kids. But it’s not impossible.

So i thought i’d share my ways on how i do that.

Way #1 :

When i do my weekly grocery shopping trips i usually just bring 1 kid with me, and i rotate it so each kid has a turn. This is great 1 on 1 time where we get to talk (uninterrupted), laugh, spend some time together, and maybe even get a special drink or treat together.

Way #2 :

Dates. Occasionally i will see a kid is really needing some time with me, so i will plan a special date with them, it could be during the day or at night. We might go out to a restaurant to eat, go see a movie, do some fun shopping, go to the park, or whatever interests that child.

Way #3: 

Homeschooling. Homeschooling provides lots of time for me to get 1 on 1 time with each child, although not necessarily in a fun way as way #1 & #2 would be. Reading with my 6 year old, helping my 10 year old with a math problem, or doing a science experiment with my 13 year old are all examples of how i get a few minutes here and there of alone time with them.

So those are my ways/tips on how to get 1 on 1 time with your kids, when you have more than 1 kid. I hope you enjoyed them, and if you have some tips of your own, leave me a comment.

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February Reading List

You know the saying ” So many books, so little time”, i feel like that fits perfectly for this month. February is such a short month and yet I’ve decided to read 4 books this month ,and i have my eye on another 2 or 3.

Anyways, here’s what we are reading this month.

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Samuel – 7th Grade, 12 years old

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I Dared To Call Him Father – This is a book he is assigned to read for our homeschool.

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Sugar Creek Gang 7-12 – I bought the first 6 books for him last month and he loved them. He finished them so quickly. He is now on to books 7-12, which i am sure he will finish them this month.

Dasean – 4th Grade, 9 years old

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The Indian In The Cupboard – He is finishing it up this month.

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Sugar Creek Gang 1-6 – He is now reading them, since Samuel finished them and recommended them to him.

Karina – 1st Grade, 6 years old

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The Adventures Of Chatterer The Red Squirrel – I read this book to her in our homeschool.

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The Runt Pig – She is learning how to read and this book is part of the All About Reading curriculum.

Veronica – Me

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One Of Us Is Lying – I’m really into mysteries/thrillers. I’ve heard good things about this book.

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Except the Dying (Murdoch Mysteries) – Another mystery book. I love watching Murdoch Mysteries on Netflix/Amazon, so i thought i would give the books a chance.

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Praying Circles Around Your Children – This looks like a quick read, it’s a little over 100 pages, but it seems to be packed with good parenting information. And i’m always looking for good parenting books.

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She Is Yours (Trusting God as You Raise the Girl He Gave You) – Again, another parenting book. This book had such great reviews (4.9 Stars out of 5), that i’m really excited to read it.

Read Aloud 

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Little House In The Big Woods – We are finishing this book up this month

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The Children’s Book of Virtues – This book isn’t what i thought it would be (we started it last month), which i think kinda threw me off and now i’m not really sure if i like it or hate it. We will continue reading it and then i’ll let you know.

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50 Things Every Young Gentleman Should Know – I really want to raise good kids (doesn’t everybody), but sometimes i don’t even know the appropriate way to handle certain situations. I’m hoping this book will give my boys the tools they need to be gentlemen and handle all situations correctly.

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50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know – This book has a lot of stuff that doesn’t apply to my daughter yet (like what is appropriate to post on your Facebook wall), but some of the stuff in here i will start covering with her now (like the please and thank you’s, etc.).

That’s what we are reading this month. How about you? What book(s) are you reading this month?

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One Change I Made To Make My Days Go Smoother

Let’s be honest, i don’t think anyone likes to be woken up by a crying baby or by a 3 year old poking your face saying “get up Mommy”, but for me it was more than just a dislike for those things. For me it would completely make my day go wrong. So i finally changed it.

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Before we get to the how i changed it.. Let’s talk about the why/how it would make my day go wrong…

I don’t know about you, but i am not a morning person. When i get out of bed in the morning i am not fully awake until at least 20 minutes after drinking my first cup of coffee.

So, to be woken up by children needing me right away to change their diapers or fix them breakfast, when i’m not even fully awake yet puts me in the grumpiest mood and for me it’s not a mood that can be easily undone. Once i’m grumpy, i stay grumpy for awhile.

That’s how i knew something needed to change. It wasn’t fair to the children to have a grumpy mommy all the time.

Last November, i finally made the decision to wake up before the kids. I set my alarm for 5:30 am and when it went off, i forced myself to get out of bed.

I went downstairs, drank my cup of coffee, scrolled through social media/Pinterest, and when the kids woke up i was able to give them a warm happy greeting.

It was the end of Grumpy Mommy.

It’s now been 2 months since i started waking up at 5:30 am (before the children) and i must say my days have just gone so much better. I’m happier, the kids are happier, and i find myself being more productive throughout the day.

Of course everyone has their bad days, but for me they are few and far between. Unlike previously, where every day started out as a bad day.

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