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Pick Up Sticks

ImageDon’t you just love it when God gives you an opportunity to serve? Our family was blessed with a chance to help dear friends that had their tenth baby on Tuesday at 32 weeks gestation. Mom and baby are doing great, but with 6 other children at home, it was impossible for dad to spend as much time at the hospital as he wanted. Thankfully we have a van to transport and lots of floor space for pallets.

I quickly realized that with 13 children in the house, our normal morning and evening chores just weren’t going to cut it. If each child left one thing out of place an hour (only one?!?!?), we would be buried in clutter by evening chore time. I had just a few minutes to come up with a plan that didn’t involve me doing all the work and was fun. God dropped just the right idea into my brain – Pick Up Sticks. (Well, it started as cards, but has evolved into sticks.) Continue reading