I went to Target wanting to be a light for others and ended up with a smashed pickle jar, a crying toddler, a crying baby, a pouty soon to be kindergartener and a wave of embarrassment and mortification for me. The preschooler seemed to be the only person unscathed, but to her advantage, she was […]
In 8th grade, an important acting role came across my path. Of course, it was not like I was up for an Emmy or something, but new best buddies seemed to crawl out of the woodwork. My status as a great person had not been noticed before. There was one particular girl that seemed very excited for me and was constantly around. However, that friendship dissolved when the play was over. That new found relationship moved onto the leading roles of the next play, leaving me behind…. Upon reflection much later, that was a huge lesson to learn.
As my family begins a new chapter, one lead by Jesus, but one that is uncomfortable, unconventional, and full of unknowns, I drew so much encouragement and comfort from this mama’s blog.
I recently read an article that is just too good not to share it with you. It is from Bert Fulks who is a Christian with years of experience in student ministry. The article explains an effective and creative way to give you children a way out when they get into a troublesome situation. This […]
A man owned a sports car, which he kept meticulously clean. It was parked in his stone driveway. Neighborhood youth often played soccer and rode bikes nearby and sometimes small stones would fly in the direction of his prized vehicle. This was a constant source of irritation to him. Several times he would charge out […]
Years ago, after moving into our new home, to our surprise something else took up residence. During one of the tours given to our friends, a grasshopper decided to jump away when we interrupted his morning sun bath. Being a country girl, I instinctively picked it up and returned it to its natural habitat, outside […]
Abraham, venturing into the unknown Moses, leading a stiff-necked people Ruth, forging her way through poverty David, facing Goliath Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, enduring the fiery furnace Daniel, thrown in to a den of lions These are the stories our children hear, the “heroes of faith”. But they are not the hero. Harold and the […]
Everyone loves to show affection to a baby, but it’s less common as the child gets older. Saying “I love you” and giving hugs is what all parents do to their baby. It seems a very easy and natural thing to do. The unconditional love is shown even when they mess up; like when they […]
You are trying to do what appears to be a simple task – for example fastening two metal objects together with a nut and screw. However, each time you think they are aligned and you attempt to tighten them, the screw or nut moves or falls. After several frustrating efforts, you yell and pound your […]
Have you ever been promised something? My parents said yes to a bike for Christmas after begging for a long time, or at least that is what it seemed at my mature age of 12. The whole sales pitch was given with the correct amount of behavior adjustments, and thinking of others before myself. However, […]