936 Pennies: Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting
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I value Grayson’s respectful yet honest critique. I note when he makes small comments of how things are prepared, not in a bitter way, but in a way which positively affects my style of cooking. When preparing our grocery list and meal ideas for the week, I give special attention to his mentions of what might be good. Even with Ezekiel, so young and inexperienced in the area of communication, I seek to listen. I watch as he eats and discovers new tastes, that I may encourage and inspire his ever-developing palette in a diverse way.
Gary Thomas notes, “I wonder: How would our marriages be transformed if we learned to listen to God on behalf of our spouse? How might husbands feel encouraged if wives learned from the mouth of God what kind of day their husband was having and made appropriate preparations for his return home? How might wives feel uplifted and strengthened if husbands would take time out of their day to ask, ‘Lord, what do I need to do today to better love my wife?’ How might kids find strength and warning and guidance and inspiration if their parents would glean insights from the God who created them, from the God who knows their thoughts and who hears every conversation they have with their friends?”
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger” James 1:19
For the Crust
Make well, then add and mix in:
Knead the dough. If it is too dry, add a small amount of water, knead some more. The dough will become more moist as you knead. Dough should be elastic. Pull, stretch, and/or roll onto pizza pan. Fold edges over each other to create a handle. This crust does not need to rise! It’s my favorite for taste and simplicity’ sake.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes, until crust begins to brown.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!