In Over Your Head

My family and I recently set out on an adventure and went tubing down a river in Tennessee.  It was a beautiful trip.  All 7 of us were floating along laughing and having a good time.  We relaxed during the slow spots and held on during the fast parts and really enjoyed ourselves.  All in…

When History Repeats Itself

For several months I have been doing a chronological reading of the history of the nation of Israel.  As I read through the pages of scripture I see God revealing Himself to His people and I see His people responding in various ways to Him and their culture. One of the most pivotal moments in…

Too Much and Not Enough

Last night Cadence had a complete meltdown.  Screaming, smacking her head with her fists, crying, the whole bit.  When these things happen, my other kids run to the hills. Especially my youngest girls.  They go and hide in their rooms or under the kitchen table.  It scares them.  And truthfully, it scares me.  Cadence is…

To be Understood

Because my oldest girl is autistic she is, for the most part, non-verbal.  She can repeat words, but rarely ever uses them to actually communicate.  Cadence is 13 now and I have always tried to be a good student of who she is so I can discern her wants and needs.  If you have children,…

Watching the Impossible

Two years ago my 6 year old made a request.  She wanted to go to Sea World.  Unfortunately, I just didn’t see that happening.  The Post clan has been blessed with God’s provision of all that we need and some of our wants, but a trip to Sea World is a pricey endeavor for a…

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry.  I know a thing or two about it.  I have brothers – one a twin.  I have 5 kids.  I’ve seen my share.  There are days when my kids are so sweet to each other.  And then there are days like we’ve had lately.  I had to take a kid to the eye…

Prayer of Repentance

We make an alter where we are so that we can come to you, Lord, and ask for mercy. We are a nation founded to promote Christian liberties and values and to glorify God. We are failing at both. We confess our sins, repent of our wrong doing and ask for MERCY. Like the prophet…

The Big Reveal: Post-it Note #151

I was watching a tv show the other night and it’s that place in the season where the characters start to understand who the bad guy really is.  It was “the big reveal” in the plot of the story.  Of course, those of us watching it all season were privy to more information and could…

Hearing God’s Voice: Post-it Note #150

I think God speaks to us in ways we can understand.  For different people he reveals Himself in different ways.  For me, it is often an impression.  I can’t really explain it, but there are times that I feel impressed strongly about something or compelled to do something and I’ve come to recognize that as…

Running Away From Home: Post-it Note #113

Sometimes things can get a little hairy at my house.  Loud.  Messy.  Hectic.  That’s kind of the norm for me.  My 5 kiddos mixed with just living life and there are days when I really recognize how inadequate I am for the tasks on my plate.  Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed,…

The Toilet vs The Fire Pit: Post-it Note #110

I recently got a swing for my back porch and I wanted a f ire pit to go with it..  I love the fall and I love a good fire and what’s better than a swing in front of a fire in the fall?  I’m one season ahead, but cue the music………..”These are a few…

Standing in the Gap: Post-it Note #105

I’ve been reading in the book of Deuteronomy lately.  I’m not sure why, but that’s where I’ve been camped lately.  And as I read the history of the people of Israel, the life lessons just jump out at me. Recently I was reading in chapter 9 how the people of Israel unbelievably turned their backs…