Knight Birthday Party for a Nine Year Old Boy

by Heather Bock

I was excited when Mr. C wanted to have a knight themed party for his ninth birthday (which was actually in February–a little late posting) because I knew it would be fun to make the decorations. I was also just excited that he’s still willing to have me decorate big for his parties and have it at home–that won’t last forever!  Continue reading

The Many Ways Sin is Like a Deadly Weed, Part Two

Dig up the Root of your Sin

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by Heather Bock

Last week, I wrote about the sin metaphors that run through my head every time I attack the large amounts of weeds in my yard. If you didn’t get to read it, you might want to click here to read it first. I gave several similarities between weeds and sin, but many more remain.

Once a gardener prioritizes which weeds to pull, she needs to do it right.

When I pull weeds, I much prefer to do it with my kids’ help rather than doing it alone. The only problem is that even though I tell my kids how to do it, it takes some practice and maturity to start doing it right. Continue reading

Do Kids Pray Stupid Prayers?

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My son, looking for answers

by Heather Bock

Mr. C, Little E, and I were having a discussion at the kitchen table, a place where we spend a lot of time since we do a good chunk of our homeschooling there. I was telling them how God had answered a prayer of mine, and He had answered yes. Mr. C remarked that God doesn’t answer his prayers much. I don’t remember how I responded, but I don’t think I did a good job because Mr. C said, “Kids pray stupid prayers! Adults pray good prayers!” Continue reading