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  Posted: Oct 6, 2012 12:53 AM FEED
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Getting ready for Judah's circus bday party this afternoon. :)

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Surprise! We’re in America! The last three weeks have been totally Ridiculous, capital β€˜R.’ We have all had (what felt like) the death flu for 10 days each, staggered. (So really, it was more like a three week flu.) We had 12-15 extra 20-year-olds staying in our house on any given day, and we decided to pull the kids out of school and take a two month long overseas trip with two weeks to prepare (while I was navigating said death flu and migraines). Oh, and figure out my how to pack for five in as little luggage as possible for 90 degree weather in Cali and winter in Norway. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™„ Oh, and Micah also cut four molars and two other teeth during that same period of insanity. πŸ˜©πŸ€£πŸ™ƒ It’s been an absolute hilarious laugh-or-you’ll-cry circus. But then there’s this: Today we are enjoying Disneyland compliments of a Disney-employed friend, my parents and brother are here, and the entire McIntosh family is about to gather in two days for the first time in around 25 years. To say this whole thing caught us by surprise is a huge understatement but we are amazed and blessed that so many things fell into place at just the right time. We’ll be traveling all over the States to fundraise and recruit until Dec 2 and then we’re headed for a work trip to Europe for 2.5 weeks and home with four days to spare before Christmas. We’ll be working on the road (trying to) and homeschooling and trying to take advantage of our travels to also sightsee and create memories as we go. It’s all happening all at once and we are all full of gratitude for our wild, wonderful, Ridiculous life. πŸ˜… Hashtag, crazy. Hashtag, blessed.
And to kick it all off: The Happiest Place on Earth!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜πŸ˜­πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ¦„πŸ¦‹ #bookersbigadventure
"Peace heart, be still." Maybe you need this message today, too, friend? // It's school holidays at the moment and all three kids have had a few sick days. πŸ™ My friend @rachelswansonofficial just released this coloring devotionalβ€”Big and Little Coloring Devotionalβ€”and it's perfect. 😍 Like, actually perfect. πŸ‘Œ The pages lay flat so you can easily color together (no bumping elbows) and each day has a short devotional to meditate on while you color. Love this one full of rainbows: "The rainbow is a sign of God's faithfulness... Peace heart, be still."
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#bigandlittlecoloringdevotional #mindfulness #lifewithlittles #sydneykids #coloringdevotional
Posted: Sep 29, 2017 10:31 AM
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"I'm not really really tired, mom." / "Okay babe. Why don't you just have a quiet time on my bed and see what happens. Maybe close your eyes if you start to feel a little tired." πŸ˜΄πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ #schoolholidays #sydneykids #almostsix
I can't help it. He's made me a dog person. Or at least... a Frankie person. 😍 (Also: swipe for a giggle. πŸ˜‚) #frankiebooker #amstafflove #americanstaffordshire #airborne
Two weeks shy of six. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œβš‘οΈ The most adorable part of this (to me) is that Levi would put together an outfit like this purposefully. For Judah, this is just happy, wonderful, happenstance. Gosh, I adore this kid. πŸ’›
Tiny baby bums in the air during nap time. It will never get old to me. 😍
When your coffee mug looks like your neighborhood you know you are growing in your theology of place. Also: keep it full.
β˜•οΈβœ”οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»βœοΈβœ‚οΈπŸ“–#amediting #amwriting #hopewriters #gracelikescarlett
"Mom, can I take your picture?"
πŸ“·: Judah (He specifically asked me to crouch down for the shot, too.) // I always say yes when they ask. After all, it's usually the other way around so I should extend the same courtesy I hope for, right? Besides, you might end up with a keeper every now and then. Also: street art = 😍 forever and ever, amen.
Posted: Sep 5, 2017 1:23 PM
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When I wake up he will be one. It doesn't happen often, but I'm lost for words. My heart (and eyes) are full to overflowing. πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ’›
We went on a day trip and actually remembered the selfie stick. #miracleshappen πŸ™Œ More importantly, we celebrated this wonderful man today. Happy Father's Day, darling. You are nothing short of amazing and we adore you @ryanbooker74. 😍β™₯️😘 Also: Micah trying to escape. πŸ˜‚
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#sydneykids #bookerbrothers #ywamfamily
"Hi. I'm almost one. Mum still thinks I'm the cutest baby everrrrr."
#sydneymums
Posted: Sep 1, 2017 10:46 PM
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When you're in the thick of the little years it's easy to feel like your life revolves around laundry and sippy cups and that one perpetually missing shoe. πŸ™„ It's easy to beat yourself up for not being the "perfect" mom you wish you could be or feeling guilty for wishing these years would "hurry up and slow down!" No one has to convince us that motherhood matters because our kids matter. We know they are of infinite worth and that every sleepless night is worth it for their sake. But maybe you need to be reminded that motherhood matters because *you* matter? @septemberanne's new book does that beautifully andβ€”whether you have kids or notβ€”I hope as you scroll on by on insta today you will take this message with you: You matter. God sees.
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Also: Happy book birthday, September! The world is better for having this message birthed into the wild and set free onto tired mamas' nightstands everywhere. May many lonely hearts be encouraged. β™₯️
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πŸ“·: @sarahkathrynbedzyk #whymotherhoodmatters #lovingthelittleyears #kindredmom #thelittleyears #momlife #sydneymums #ywammotherscircle
Sure, we can get a dog. As long as he's not allowed on the couch. πŸ™„πŸ™ƒπŸΆπŸ˜πŸ’›
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#frankiebooker #amstaffy #americanstaffy #staffygram #staffy
"A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal."
β€”Anne Lamott // But in our case, I really did get the better end of the deal. πŸ˜πŸ’›πŸŒΉβœ¨
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Also: Check out my insta stories for a great marriage resource by @staymarriedblog #staymarried Highly recommend. πŸ™Œβš‘οΈπŸ‘Œ
One of the things that helped me most after experiencing miscarriages, was reading the stories of others. It normalized my pain and also inspired hope from within my despair. Follow the link at @ourscarlettstories to read a beautiful collection of ten short stories (one paragraph each) on miscarriage, stillbirth, and infertility by ten different women. If you've never experienced this type of loss, I encourage you to read, too, so you can better understand the grief of a friend. Pregnancy loss happens in 1 in 4 women so if you don't already have a friend who's experienced this, you will. Also, please join us at our brand new Instagram community @ourscarlettstories. 🌹β™₯️
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The Greek word 'phileo' is the type of love often described (translated) as 'brotherly love.' It is affectionate, mutual, and born out of genuine relationship. (I call it the 'warm fuzzy' sort of love that can grow as you get to know someone.) We're never commanded to have this kind of love because this kind of love can't be chosen of the will, only grown of the heart. Whereas 'agape' love is a choice to sacrifice ourselves on behalf of someone elseβ€”love God, love your neighbors, love your enemies, love yourself, love your spouse, etc.β€”phileo love takes time and personal connection to be nurtured. (These two types of love are related, obviously, and the most deeply satisfying love encompasses both.) Phileo love is the love Peter declared to Jesus just before his commissioning into ministry. Agape love is the love God demonstrated when he gave us Jesus in John 3:16 and so many other places in the scriptures. (Every single place love is a command it's agape without exception. Agape can *always* be chosen regardless of how we feel or how well we know someone.) Phileo is not a 'higher' form of love than agape (or 'lower') but it is a wonderful compliment to it, and I believe it's this type of love that God powerfully demonstrates another dimension of love to the world. It's a form of love that's hard not to be attracted to. How beautiful to catch this moment of phileo love between my boys. β™₯️ 😍 #phileo #agape #bookerbrothers #sydneykids
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 4:46 AM
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Changing history happens one intentional (or unintentional) step at a time. Each of us gets to decide how deliberate we'll be, and no one can make those steps for us. What are you doing to change your heart and home right now so future generations will look back and say we were a part of *positive* change? These are the questions I'm asking myself and my family.
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