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I found this great article on Pinterest with practical tips of planning time with the kids this Summer. I loved the reminder to be intentional with my time and theirs.
I read an interesting article today. Thought I would share.
In this “pinterest” driven life I found this article very comforting, rebuking and exactly what I needed to hear. Take a minute as a mom and read.
As I get my heart ready for Prayer Meeting tonight I cannot get this song, “My Wordless Prayer” by Craig Courtney out of my head. I hope you allow the beauty of the words to reach deep into your soul and drive you to spend time in the throne room of God today during your quiet time and during your Prayer Meeting.
If you want to hear the song set to beautiful images please click on the link above.
My Wordless Prayer
My words lie still and lifeless as dust upon the sand, I can no longer voice one request or one demand. My cup of tears is empty, I can no longer cry, my lips have fallen silent, my prayer is but a sigh. Spirit, come and rest Your ear upon my heart, O come and hear my wordless prayer, my silent plea and take them far away from me. Take them from this ear of mine to the Father’s heart divine. Speak in tones unknown to man that God may hear and understand. My voice is weak from calling to You both night and day. How long will You be silent? Why do You turn away?
Spirit, come and rest Your ear upon my heart, O come and hear my wordless prayer, my silent plea and take them far away from me. Take them from this ear of mine to the Father’s heart divine. Speak in tones unknown to man that God may hear and understand.
In the past I posted a link to My Blessed Life and 16 Homemade Valentines Ideas. I was contacted and asked if I had any Valentine’s inspired ideas for a couple’s party. So for you, Jennifer, and anyone else who might want some ideas.
1. Hearts – Make individual heart shaped pizzas (each couple can custom make their own), heart shaped veggies, and of course, heart shaped desserts like decorated cookies, chocolates, and even maybe some hot chocolate with a heart shaped dollop of whipped cream as the topping.
2. Candlelight – Even though there are multiple couples coming to dinner does not mean you can’t enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner. Set your lighting and decorate your table with some beautiful candles. Have a Valentine ready to send home with each couple describing why you appreciate them as friends. You can even include a rose with each note.
3. Kids- Sometimes it is hard to find babysitting. Why not have a wonderful Kids Valentine’s Party. Make those special crafts as families complete with heart shaped grilled cheese, and a cupcake decorating station. If you don’t bring the kids or don’t have kids you can still have fun being a kid again.
4. Memories – Another great idea is to have your guests bring their wedding albums to the party. You can spend time sharing memories. If the couples you are inviting are not married you can always have a time sharing first dates or best date nights, or even share worst date nights.
I hope some of these ideas have inspired you. Please feel free to share some ideas that you have used in the past.