God Is…

I’ve been crying out to God lately…..

…..we’ve been having some difficulties with our attitudes…..

….I’ve been questioning if we made the right decision to homeschool….

….if I’m really equipped to be “Mommy”…..

….or if the Lord has removed His hand from wanting me to be with the kids full-time…..

I’ve been craving His presence, asking Him to let me know that He is there and that it’s all okay….

…..and I felt that He was being silent.

Then Yesterday happened.

The kids and I both felt SO much calmer.

We had a day with very little opposition.

It snowed for a good part of the day (again!) and the roads were a mess (again!).

And I realized that I am blessed.

I have a job that is flexible – we didn’t have to go out in the yuck and the mess!

I get to be with my kids full-time – and YES, that IS a blessing (even if it doesn’t ALWAYS feel that way!).

And we have the flexibility to follow our interests with school.  Yesterday we studied Rube Goldberg contraptions.  Know what that is?

A Rube Goldberg machine is one that takes a simple task, and adds many, many steps to make it more complex and difficult.

Of course, part of our research involved watching YouTube videos of Rube Goldberg Machines.

Here is a really neat example:


At the end of the day, I realized that I had a sense of peace about it all…..God is here….He is Peace. Praise God!

Did you like the Rube Goldberg video? Here are a couple more good ones that we found:


and if you’ll excuse the French (lol!), this one is pretty fantastic:





  1. Hello! Just visiting from this week's iFellowship. I know EXACTLY what you're talking about here…and Rube Goldberg contraptions are sweet! There's even an OK! Go music video on youtube that uses one for the entire duration of the video!

  2. Hey there girly, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet note. I no longer have little ones, but there are STILL days when I wonder what God was thinking when He put a "MOM" hat on me. I so often feel like a failure, but all it takes is one little God-whisper to snap us back to the realization that He gave us this job because we CAN, in fact, do it and that He is right there with us the entire way – sometimes quietly and sometimes boldly! Hope you're staying warm…we are hoping for a little of the white stuff down here in Central Texas…we're a little weird like that! 😉

  3. yay for your realization. Sometimes parenting is so hard (Heck, sometimes life is so hard).

  4. Can't wait to show my kids these videos. They love stuff like this! If you need some encouragement about homeschooling, even though I don't, check out the site Disciple Like Jesus. I think you'll love their insight.

    Thanks for visiting today. You MUST get yourself a copy of Ann's book. It is life-changing!

    • MOMKABOODLE says:

      Hey Cherie,

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and for recommending the site! I wil def. have to check out the book as well. =)
      Enjoy the videos!