To Live and to Love

Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20.

Snow Day and Church March 1, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsschrage @ 11:30 pm

Statesville, NC is currently under five inches of snow. I am currently under a cloud of disbelief. I leave Indiana for the South, where I was told it never snowed. My boots, snow pants, ski coat and warm gloves are all neatly put away somewhere in my parents house (a very inconvenient location for tomorrow’s play day!). I can’t wait to see the snow in daylight as it was a very wet snow and appears to be sticking to everything.

Wait, did I say, “Snow Day”? Any other time, Snow Day was great, because it usually meant during my teaching career that my students wouldn’t be making it to lessons. I’ve never been on the other side of the street… Snow Day now means school is cancelled. Yikes, that means ALL four kids are home with us tomorrow… should make for a very interesting day! Hopefully, we won’t have tantrums and that all ages will be able to get along, because even though it’s an unusual experience, I am looking forward to playing in the snow, hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon rolls!


Yesterday,  Jeff and I took two of our boys shopping for proper church clothes. It was a fun, new experience to be in charge of buying clothes for children. They were SO excited to have special clothes for church. One boy really wanted a tie, and how could we say “no” to that? I couldn’t get him to change his clothes all day long! He went grocery shopping with me this afternoon, still in his khakis, shirt and tie. He deliberately loosened the collar and cockeyed the tie and told me “I want to look like I just came home from work!” Oh so amusing. I also put together “pew packets” of colored pencils, crayons, and drawing paper which they were equally excited about getting.


It’s amazing how quickly your view changes the moment kids are in the picture. Did you know how much booty shaking is happening on the radio?? Or how much innuendo is on TV? Geez, what’s wrong with the world? It’s especially hard because some of our kids have been exposed to way too much. Like a kid told me today that a very disgusting song was once sung along with a former foster family. Thanks, bad foster family! I see now why Christian radio is an easy fix…


4 Responses to “Snow Day and Church”

  1. Heather L. Says:

    I love hearing about your new life!!!! Can’t believe all the snow you have! How fun to get the kids church clothes and to organize the pew activities — my goodness, you do sound like a mother!!!! 🙂

  2. The other mother Says:

    I love you, Shannon. Thanks for keeping us updated. I LOVE, by the way, your writing.

  3. Mark Says:

    Hi thanks for a great post. I’ll be back 🙂

  4. Jen Mayes Says:

    Megan was telling me about your new adventures! I am so excited for you all and it will be so neat to see how God uses this. Loving kids, especially dejected, unloved kids is hard, because they don’t make it easy, but that is the beauty of showing them God’s love. It is not based on our actions.

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