Parenting



FEB
04

No parent desires for their child to become an entitled, self-centered individual now or when they grow up. We don’t like to be around people who are this way, so we definitely don’t want to raise another one to join that club! How then do we avoid that? The question is, who are the most … Read More



NOV
26

All of us as Christians understand and express the fact that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We know all about the inn with no vacancy, the manger, and the swaddling clothes. Without much thought or effort we could even sing a verse of “Away in a Manger.” We say Merry Christmas … Read More



OCT
15

A few weeks ago, I did something that has been on my heart to do for some time. I decided to sit down and write my son a letter. Who writes letters anymore? I know I don’t. But there was something in me that directed me to sit down and write my son a heart-felt … Read More



JUL
12

“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.”   –Psalm 127:3-4 Parenting God’s way should not be a choice for Christians, but it is. The world parents children differently from Christians and it … Read More



MAY
11

What sort of Mother are you? The way you answer and live this question out will largely determine how your children and grand children will live their lives. Statistically a child will be a product of how you decide to answer the question in light of Galatians 4:19-31. God concludes in chapter four of Galatians … Read More



MAR
26

It’s nearly spring and time to get out the gardening tools! Some of my earliest memories of my parents include seeing them in the garden, either planting seeds or young plants, hoeing the weeds, or picking the vegetables. So it was a natural thing for them to decide to teach me and my sisters how … Read More



MAR
05

For years my husband and I slept on a waterbed. It was the most awesome thing. We absolutely loved the full wave and we slept so well with the bed literally molding to our form. I remember the night we got in to bed and realized that the covers were wet. We had no idea … Read More



DEC
18

During the Christmas season my heart and mind go back to so many fond memories as a child.  As a child, there is something special in the air as Christmas approaches.  With the possibility of a Santa Claus, the joy of receiving presents, the enjoyment of Christmas programs at church, and the hope for snow, … Read More



NOV
06

I have an ongoing project in our attic; it is reorganizing the keepsake boxes from each of our children.  Each child has a different color plastic bin in which I am transferring their special belongings for storage.  As I go through the boxes, my mind takes me so many places.  A trip, an afternoon, an … Read More



JAN
23

Parenting: it can bring about so much joy, fulfillment, and blessing in life, yet it has the uncanny ability to couple those blessings with burdens. So many things are always on your personal to do list plus you must stack on top of those things the many responsibilities that being a parent adds to your … Read More