I handed my phone to my son, “your grandma wants to talk to you.”
After handing him the phone, I stayed close interested in hearing his side of the conversation. You see, she called to apologize to him and I wondered how his teenage sensibilities would react. I listened as he clearly didn’t remember . . . → Read More: A Phone Call
Few movies have captured my mind like the 2005 hit Cinderella Man. The story of James Braddock, a washed up boxer who comes back to become a champion depicts triumph over odds at it’s best. Braddock battles against all sorts of odds during the 30′s, all in the pursuit of his families needs. Throughout . . . → Read More: Words To Motivate
A friend posted yesterday that her elementary son considered it inappropriate to send the canned Valentine cards to girls in his class. He struggled over saying things like “I’m sweet for you” to random girls in his class. We chuckle thinking how cute that a small boy would worry over that, would consider signing . . . → Read More: Random Words
Ever asked the question, what were they thinking?
Gates open to the fence, what were those boys thinking? Work feels understaffed, what was my boss thinking? Living room is messy with toys, what was that babysitter thinking? She didn’t acknowledge my greeting, what kind of friend is she?
And on and on the phrase . . . → Read More: What Were They Thinking?
Yesterday, I shared how I want to learn to handle conflict and confrontations with my children well.
I want to be the living example of humble and gentle. Learning to live the words found in Colossians 3:12-14 that challenge me to “… clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance . . . → Read More: Changing The Way We Communicate
We like to keep peace and harmony at all costs, especially when it comes to our family dynamics.
Unfortunately, in avoiding these things, we sometimes avoid growth of ourselves and others. Scripture tells us in Galatians 6:1-2 “…if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help . . . → Read More: Humble and Gentle?
When my oldest child was just barely 3, we hosted her first friend for supper. It was a very unique night because it was the first time we had a play date without the other parents present. We had no idea how incredibly fun and enlightening a night it was going to be for . . . → Read More: Be Careful What They Hear
Have you ever thought about the things that frustrate you? The things that keep you upset, constantly ready to chew someone out. The things that make you sigh and declare “not again!” to everyone around you. The things that stand between you and what you want to accomplish at that moment.
The kids, the . . . → Read More: Frustrated?
Today is bill paying day. A few nights ago Joe and I reviewed the budget plan and so this morning I am going place to place virtually paying the bills. We use quicken to track our actual and anticipated check register which has turned into a good system.
Money has not always been this . . . → Read More: Lies and Money
Friends are important. I asked the question on Facebook “what is the most important thing you look for in a friend?” There were a lot of answers, but one kept being mentioned… truthful. There were many versions of this virtue including wanting their friend to be honest with them, to be trustworthy and true . . . → Read More: Liar and Friend?