Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for January, 2009

Hypocrites

Ouch. Just the title hurts, doesn’t it?

The definition of hypocrite according to Encarta’s Online Dictionary is:
“somebody who pretends to have admirable principles, beliefs, or feelings but behaves otherwise”

We’re all hypocrites at one point or another. Did you read that? Did I step on your toes? We’re all imperfect. We’re all sinners.

So you may be wondering why I am writing about this topic. Well, there’s been this little thorn in my flesh for a while. Someone who has a leadership role who portrays themself as a model Christian – slandered against us, lied about us, was jealous of us, and just plain ol’ hurt our family. I really had to work on forgiving and forgetting. And I mean WORK. It took a long time. But every time something happens that brings up this person or the unfortunate situation – I have to forgive all over again. And …

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What is Dad Doing?

Christmas morning was sunny and cold. A beautiful day.

We slept in, had a leisurely breakfast, shared in praise, and opened gifts. We had a lot of fun as we watched each other “ooh” and “aah” over the special presents selected out of love.

Jeremy walked around with a trash bag picking up the wrapping paper as the children studied new items. Pretty soon he disappeared into the garage and came out carrying a few poles. The kiddos looked up and watched him go out the back door. Josh and Kayla glanced at each other and shrugged their shoulders. Sometimes Dad did weird things, right?

He came back inside, heading for the garage. A second time, he traipsed through carrying straps, a net, and a few more poles.

“What is Dad doing?” Josh asked.
Kayla piped up, “Daddy, what are you up to?” (She’s a smart kid. And yes, he’s …

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Out With the Old… And In With the New Year

I can’t believe it’s 2009. I’m still in shock.

So many amazing things happened in 2008 – and many difficult things happened in 2008 – but I’m thankful to have gone through them. Life is all about learning and growing. If you aren’t willing to go through the tough stuff as well as the good stuff, you never truly feel the exuberance of making it to the other side.

I’ve had a lot of emails lately asking for pictures of our home at Christmas. The kids and I start in mid-November decorating. It’s always been a tradition. (And recently, we’ve had lots more help since I’ve been writing new books, and have so much contact from the TV appearances. I couldn’t do it alone anymore)

Hundreds of people asked me what we do to keep our home a special place. When we found out about Kayla’s disorder, a friend took …

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My Grandmother’s Example

My Grandmother would be 100 years old today. She was an extraordinary lady, and I learned so much from her. I find as I get older, that I am a lot like her, too. Sometimes, it’s like a deja vu sensation will strike me, and I realize that I’ve said or done something exactly like my Grandmother.

If I close my eyes and listen hard enough, I can hear her voice, and the banging of pots and pans in the wee hours of the morning, as she fixed the family breakfast. Everything was made from scratch, and the table was always set beautifully with a tablecloth, her best dishes, and an array of delectable treats.

For Christmas, she always made pecan pie, chess pie, gingerbread men, and coconut cake for dessert. Her pumpkin bread and butterscotch “scotchies” as she called them were also some of my favorites. All the vegetables …

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Joy In The New Year

2009. Wow. It’s here. (I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little old.)

How many of you are dreading the coming year? How many of you are worried about this new year? How many of you can truly say that you have joy?

I know, the economy is bad, people are losing their jobs and their homes, the outlook seems bleak on many fronts. So, how can I possibly ask you about joy, right?

Some of you may not know our story – and I won’t take the time to explain it all here – but I understand tough times. I know what it’s like to consider bankruptcy and have stared foreclosure in the face. I’ve paid $1500 a week for prescriptions and then wondered how to pay for food and the electric bill. And I’ve felt the emotions of owing medical bills that seem so monstrous you …

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Happy New Year!

As we enter 2009 – I’d love you all to read my blog on my website: www.kimberleywoodhouse.com

All the news and updates are on the website and I’d love to have you hop on over.
God Bless You and Happy New Year!
Kim

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