My youngest and I lay side by side in his bed after saying nighttime prayers. The lights are dim enough to display the glow-in-the-dark stars stuck all over his ceiling accompanied by the projected stars from his glow-at-night turtle. He sees beyond those stars, my boy whose head is always a bit ... Read More about Parenting Your Life-of-the-Party Child
Sunday morning, we gather together, singing to God. We raise our voices proclaiming His worth, our need, His goodness, our wretchedness. We catch glimpses of His offer to join Him in abundant life. Then, we walk out of church, easily forgetting these soul-shaking truths by the time we place the ... Read More about What Is Keeping You From Abundant Life In Jesus?
"I know, Mom!" ... If those words come out of your child's mouth often (even when they are not intending to be disrespectful), you may be raising a natural born leader. I recently felt inspired to write about parenting and personality. Within a week of my decision to talk about our children's ... Read More about Parenting Your Natural Born Leader
You never know what might be birthed while I'm standing at the sink doing dishes or by the stove stirring a pot of soup. I end up with sudsy hands, grasping at pen and paper from the basket that hangs on our kitchen wall to jot down some brainstorm of an idea so I can share it with you. I got to ... Read More about Parenting Your Child’s Personality
Remember the first time your little, previously compliant infant arched his back as you tried to strap him into his car seat? He wanted power and you did too. Your two ways did not align and he let you know by struggling to free himself from the five-point harness with all the strength his little ... Read More about Who Wins? Resolving Power Struggles at Home
Do you all get like me at the end of the year? I just have to purge! I purge at the end of summer and usually each member of our family purges one item each day in November, but I somehow missed that boat this year, so I'm on double-duty to purge now. A LEGACY OF CLUTTER My childhood was ... Read More about The End of the Year Purge