I've taken a little time over the past few days to celebrate the wrong things. I threw myself a pity party! I tried to invite my children to join me a moment and I'm glad that neither of them thought it cool to attend it. Evidence that I had trained them in the way that... Continue Reading →
Question…Answer…More Questions? Really?
"See there... the way you ask another question after I've already given you my answer." That was the best response I could come up with in conversation with my son the other day. I refused to debate further because my decision was made. So yes, I gave him the silent treatment. As immature as some say the "silent treatment"... Continue Reading →
To Honor Her…
I'll edit this later...just flowing from the heart... I used to say "I didn't have a good example when I grew up." It was my excuse. I suppose I felt less guilty for my own shortcomings as a parent by blaming my mother for the woes I’d experienced. Yet, now I realize how untrue that statement was. There were... Continue Reading →
Public figure or a Private failure?
In James 3:5-12, we are reminded how the tongue, though physically small compared with other members of the body, has the potential to level a forest as if it were fire. Essentially, when we are not careful to think before we speak, we can cause a lot of damage. Also, if we don’t think of... Continue Reading →
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
So I woke up today and where was my cell phone? With my daughter of course...where it had been possibly for the last two weeks since school's been out. She's been begging for a phone again. I gave her one before, but took it away...too young...too irresponsible...too expensive!!! She's been trying to show me that she's ready... Continue Reading →
Because I love you
"Because I love you" It was a simple response. One I received a little over a month ago, but also one I wasn't ready to grasp at the time. It wasn't in response to a "why" question; rather to a "how" one. Not long ago I found myself in tears sitting in my bed surrounded by darkness crying... Continue Reading →
Purpose Proceeds Promise
Prayer works; a simple sentence, but such a powerful reality. Those were the words my pastor used as we commenced our 3 day journey of early morning intercessory prayer as a church body after our inauguration of our new sanctuary a few weeks ago. That Monday was a holiday and the kids were out of school. ... Continue Reading →