I want my children to be givers. That means I need to teach by example. I tend to be lazy in this area. Not the money giving, but the go somewhere and help out giving. This weekend I finally took dd3 and we went and helped out at a food distribution. It was great and our daughter, who is 9, put in a six hour shift with no breaks. I was pleased and I plan to take each on of our children to help. We bought a share of the food and came home blessed with an abundance of fresh vegetables, some peanut butter, tortillas, snacks, bread, bagels, etc.
Pastor's sermon yesterday was on making it through the trials and temptations, standing your ground, and the victory and growth that's ours' when we trust God to get us through. God doesn't put us where we are to watch us fail. He's put us there for His glory and our benefit. Though I know it's hard to see that in the midst of the storm. Much more to this, but this is the main point.
Cow report: No calf yet. This is almost as bad as when I was waiting for my own children to be born. It is taking forever.
Glorify the Lord in thought and deed.