"I need to be alone, Mama, okay?"
Normally I'm fine if one of my kiddos need a few minutes to themself. But this one caught me off guard. We were doing school on the porch, cruising a long with math, and one of the boys needed something from his school drawer.
Ten seconds later I heard that weak little voice and the request for alone time. Not good, I thought. I had the others stay at the porch, where I could hear them, and went inside. One look told me something was wrong...
I love riding my bike, but when we added our fourth child to the flock, I wasn't sure how to keep riding! I needed an affordable way to haul the two kids I had who could not pedal themselves.
Read on to find out how I made biking with multiple kids work!
Do you ever feel like a flip-flop that's fallen into the sea? You know, like you're tossed around by every little wind and wave that comes your way?
If so, set aside a day to get some planning done. Not once a year, or once a month, but once a week.
Trust me, you will get much, much more done during the rest of your week if you can do all those tasks that require a little more thinking and focus on one day...
Missionary Flights International
This year the tithe from my creative endeavors is going to Missionary Flights International.
MFI is a group of pilots, mechanics, and volunteers that run out of the airport in my home town. They meet the needs of over 450 missions in the Bahamas, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and wherever the Lord directs. About 300 tons of cargo and 4,000 Christian workers are transported every year.
Their pilots raise support to live, just like other missionaries! My family has toured the hangers, flown on their plane, and helped at their food packing events. Every time I go there, I'm blown away by what God is doing to meet both spiritual and physical needs through this charity! They are organized, hard-working, gospel-living people.
You can learn more about them at MissionaryFlights.org.
Copyright 2017 by Anna Travis. All rights reserved.
No affiliate links in this, of course! Image from MFI, Source MFI Pictures.
I hear it a lot: "I really need to get better about having the kids do chores."
And you know what? I totally understand, because I used to be in the same struggle. I knew I should be training the kids to value hard work and to be part of a family, but I couldn't quite make it practical.
Read on to find out the one utterly simple concept that makes Kid Chores work for me...
Welcome to Sweet Messy Faith! I'm Anna Travis: Daughter of the King, Wife to Paul, and Mama to four. The purpose of this blog is to encourage you to thrive at home!
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