Monday, June 27, 2011

My verision of Accountable Kids! A chore system that works.

I recently came across this book. I really appreciate the depth and thoroughness of the program. As a mom with children with ADHD and impulse disorders I have watched my boys thrive of the stability and consistency this program offers.



You can buy the whole kit pictured above, but I needed to add my own creative spin on things. I printed off cards from this site on colored paper. Then I ran them thru my Scotch laminator. My husband bought and cut me 4 wooden plaques for each of the children. Here is what things looked like when I was in the middle of this project.








Then I got to the fun part! I was able to start painting. I love painting and this was so fun to do.

Finally, the finished result. A kid friendly chore system!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My First Holy Week and Pascha!

This post has sat in my draft box for a couple months. Figured it was time to post it!

I cannot put into words what I am going thru spiritually. This has been a roller coaster of journey. Sometimes I think I am crazy, "What am I doing?!" rings thru my head. But there is no going back. Where would I go? Nothing has come close to offering the depth of healing and spiritual life that I have found in the Orthodox Church. For awhile I wondered if we could just adopt some of the ancient faith practices and incorporate them into the Protestant Church. The only problem with that is that it would be another 1500 years before I could experience the deep layers that I can submerge myself in the EO.

This was never more clear to me than on Pascha. Coming into a dark church, processing around the building, and then walking into the brilliant light, bells ringing, chandeliers swinging it was like being transported back in time. A peaceful confidence began to bloom inside my heart, the calm knowing, "I am HOME!"