Sunday, August 1, 2010

Water, beautiful water

Last night, I did dishes with running water.  Not out of buckets.  The children had baths.  Our shower is functioning.  All because we were able to fill our tank now that we have our truck back.  I love water.  Water is a good thing.  Water, water, water, water water.  Yay water.  Yes, I'm a goof ball.  However, when water is a precious commodity and you are having to fill 5 gallon buckets to provide water for your family and animals and dishes and everything, it becomes a bit stressful.  But, we have our truck back which means we have water again.  YAY!

We had home church service this morning and we read about Ananias and Sapphira and how they had lied and the consequences of lying.  The children know about God and Heaven and Jesus, but they really don't know about hell.  I don't want them to be obedient to God because of a fear of hell.  I want them to be obedient to God because of a love for God and a desire to follow Him.  However, I also want them to know that hell is real.  So, we occasionally make mention of it without scaring them to death.  As they get older and have a certain amount of personal responsibility for their actions, they will learn more.  For example, Bethany knows that lying is bad and it makes us angry and God sad.  Charlie knows that lying makes us angry and since he knows better, there are consequences (eternal) for lying if he is not repentant.

Hannah heard Husband mention lake of fire and she pipes up with "You can cook on a fire."  Different kind of fire, Pumpkin. 

Anyway, we keep the hellfire and brimstone age appropriate while teaching obedience out of love rather than terror. 

Tomorrow is another spinning lesson for Bethany.  She loves it and has tried to teach Charlie and Hannah what she has learned.  She goes after lunch.  She will need to be done with her schoolwork first.  That should not be a problem since she enjoys doing schoolwork. 

Charlie has been asking when he starts scouts again.  As soon as I find out, I will let him know.  Public school here starts in a week or two.  Scouts should be starting up soon after that.

Hannah is wanting something for herself.  She will have to wait until we come across something.  In the meantime, she will just have to suffer with being a care free three year old.  The horrors.

By the way, all three children have posted a blog entry.  Hannah did hers yesterday.  Charlie and Bethany did theirs today.

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