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Helping Others Without Handicapping Them

Helping Others Without Handicapping Them

I’ve recently been asked how one can determine when to help others, especially when it isn’t clear whether we should or not. It is a difficult question.    As Christians, we are often moved and indeed commanded to help others in need, but we must […]

How To NEVER FAIL Your Child…

How To NEVER FAIL Your Child…

Mothers, co-laborers, baby poolers and carpoolers, those who work outside of the home and those who stay and work in the home, those nesting or sweeping clean an emptied nest…Happy Mother’s Day! As I talk to countless mothers, one common fear among us surfaces quite […]

10 EASY Phrases to Teach/ Empower Your Preschooler-2

10 EASY Phrases to Teach/ Empower Your Preschooler-2

In my last post, I described a situation familiar to most parents of young children: a seemingly ordinary drive when my two-year-old began to totally freak out. She seemed to go from 0 to 60 mph in about 5 seconds flat and none of us […]

10 Easy Phrases to Teach/ Empower Your Preschooler

10 Easy Phrases to Teach/ Empower Your Preschooler

One evening last fall, I was driving our 13, 11, and 2-year-old home from an activity and little one was cranky, tired, and in desperate need of who-knows-what…When that couldn’t be found she resorted to mumbling and sputtering every word she could think of—  crying […]

Paying the Price for the Breakdown of Wisdom

Paying the Price for the Breakdown of Wisdom

Which values do you think make for a thriving and productive society? Would you say it’s things like hard work, integrity, meaningful relationships, and compassion that create a healthy and prosperous society? Or do you believe that laziness, infidelity, disrespect, and substance abuse are the […]

10 Things We Tell Our Children About Violence in the World -Part 3

10 Things We Tell Our Children About Violence in the World -Part 3

We have been talking about violence in the world today in my last 2 posts and I must admit, it can be very overwhelming and hard to remain positive or hopeful with new reports of violence daily. We know more about what is happening in our local […]

10 Things We Tell Our Children About Violence in the World-Part 2

10 Things We Tell Our Children About Violence in the World-Part 2

Keeping up with current events can be frightening. There are new reports of violence, murder, abuse, and devastation each and every day. Sensational stories receive the most attention and to an alert and watching child, they may cause fear and anxiety in their young, impressionable mind. […]

10 Things We Tell Our Children About Violence in the World-Part 1

10 Things We Tell Our Children About Violence in the World-Part 1

Recently, another heartbreaking event occurred. A church massacre left 26 dead and 20 more wounded. And now there has been another school shooting. And unfortunately, we can probably expect more.   We take to social media with comments like, “What do we tell our children? […]

Keeping The Faith

Keeping The Faith

With numerous blogs, articles, and testimonials of teens or young adults leaving the church for various reasons, parents have begun to doubt that they no longer hold any power or lasting influence in the faith of their adolescent and young adult children. The media has told […]

Banishing Anxiety From Your Heart

Banishing Anxiety From Your Heart

You lay in bed, trying to sleep, but you can’t. The minutes fly by and soon the hours, but you can’t stop thinking– your brain is going a million miles a minute playing out scenarios, ideas, replaying past events, wondering where you went wrong. You […]