Inspect What You Expect: Leadership 101

Inspect What You Expect: Leadership 101

I've learned a lot about leadership during my time in the military. I've probably learned the most from the senior non-commissioned officers in Navy (Chiefs, Senior Chiefs, and Master Chiefs) and Marine Corps (Staff Sergeants, Gunnery Sergeants, etc). One of the first things I learned from them was "inspect what you expect."

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My Morning Date

My Morning Date

Yesterday was a nice relaxing morning after having come back from an exciting and busy trip to Arkansas last weekend. Tim was home on leave so we could prepare and attend this week's church family conference.

We had house guests to prepare for but most things were taken care of already. I was looking forward to talking to Tim about a lot of things on my list but mainly because I love talking to my best friend.

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Husbands and Dads, It's Your Responsibility

Husbands and Dads, It's Your Responsibility

Paul, in Ephesians 5:23 wrote, "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body." Unfortunately, most people associate the head with greater honor and assume that the wife will be trampled under the husband's feet if he is actually her head. Balancing Ephesians 5:23 with 1 Peter 3:7 really sheds some light on this subject, though. Peter wrote, "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."

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The Meal Our Young Children Wanted to Cook Themselves

The Meal Our Young Children Wanted to Cook Themselves

We are so blessed to have young children who beg us to cook our meals! They prepared a delicious dinner and their attitudes were the best part. Heistheway (11) and Pelaiah (9) cooked all of it while Abraham (6) helped serve. They cooked Chicken Adobo (Estufao), brown rice, made salad and homemade dressing, and cooked green beans.

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Instead of Reading a Book, She Made Treasure

Instead of Reading a Book, She Made Treasure

If I told you that you could make treasure in ten minutes, would you believe me? What if I told you that you could create something that was priceless, what would you say?

Tucked away in a sweet 9-year-old's special box is a white envelope encasing a long  hand-written letter on a card. It's not just any letter but some of the last words my mother wrote with a pen for Pelaiah, our second-born daughter.

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The Blessing of Having Quiet Time After Lunch

The Blessing of Having Quiet Time After Lunch

We have a no-talking policy in our home after lunch: it’s called Quiet Time. It gives a serene atmosphere, time of recharging, and a peaceful work environment in an extremely busy household of six young children and our homeschool life. We’ve been practicing this in our home for a little over eight years now.

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Teaching the Why to our Children

Teaching the Why to our Children

I love our children so much. They're truly a blessing and a heritage from God. They bring such joy into our lives. While being a daddy is fun and very rewarding, it's also very challenging! Guiding my children and teaching them with wisdom is probably the most challenging thing I've ever done.

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