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Claire McGarry
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"Shifting My Perspective" Has A New Home
     I'm thrilled to announce that I am moving my blog "Shifting My Perspective" over to WordPress, another blogging host site!!  Through them, I was able to purchase the address of:   www.shiftingmyperspective.com .      My hope is that the new site will b...
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Purging Is Hard Work
There is a time for everything... a time to keep and a time to throw away.                Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 6 This is just a small section of the hallway.      I just finished up what is, in my opinion, one of the worst chores of motherhood:  the kids' sea...
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My Four Year Old Is A Hoarder
"Look at the birds of the air.  They do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not more valuable than they?"    Matthew 6:26      My four year old daughter Jocelyn is a hoarder.  She walks around the house ...
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Dwelling In Unity
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!   Psalm 133:1      Although I tend to be an extreme advanced planner, the past few weeks have been so crazy that getting pumpkins for the pumpkin decorating contest at my boys' school just fe...
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Getting Back On Course
"Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last."   Luke 13:30      There's always a reason for kids to line-up: to go out for recess, to get ice cream, to have a turn on the swings, etc.  As a previous teacher, and now a ...
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Getting Behind God
Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!  You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."  Matthew 16:23      At the end of the summer, friends of ours invited us to their cottages on Lake Wi...
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As If My Neighbors Were Listening
He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets.  A bruised reed he will not break.                Matthew 12:19-20       Over the summer, I was hosting a barbecue for twenty-two people.  I had left everything until the last minute...
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Froggy Glasses
He called a little child and had him stand among them.  And He said:  "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of Heaven."  Matthew 18:2-3      I form and facilitate groups of moms who meet m...
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Only Human
So it is written:  "The first man Adam became a living being;" the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.  The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.                        1 Corinthians 15:45 Photo Credit      Last year was ...
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Sometimes It Can Be That Easy
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.             Proverbs 3:5      My new obsession is 409 Carpet Spot and Stain Remover.  Until now, I've been lucky if I got around to vacuuming my rugs, never mind cleaning the ...
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