Sometimes You Just Need Chocolate

“Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?”(C.S. Lewis). Ever been looking forward to an exciting adventure, only to have it derailed at the last minute, due to an illness or injury which forced you to change your plans?  What about working hard on your resume andContinue reading “Sometimes You Just Need Chocolate”

The Great Debate – Part II

Proverbs 1:8: “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” Last time we talked about how important it is to teach our kids to obey our authority which teaches them to obey God’s ultimate authority.  Today I want to talk about the other side of the story. Yes, IContinue reading “The Great Debate – Part II”

The Great Debate – Part I

II John 1:6: “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands…” Argue…debate…rationalize…manipulate.  I think we could agree that most families are made up of at least one child (if not more) than does this a little bit better than the rest.  When given a direction, instead of just saying, “Yes, mom,”Continue reading “The Great Debate – Part I”

Parents Need to Stretch Too

Back in December I posted two blogs talking about Stretching Without Breaking – how to help your children grow and stretch while journeying into adulthood.  Since then, I have realized that there is a third element to that growing and stretching process. Just as it is important to show your children compassion and encouragement duringContinue reading “Parents Need to Stretch Too”

What Will I Choose?

“…everyday we make little decisions that will either lead us closer to or further away from the big successes we all want.”  (Kent Julian at http://www.liveitforward.com) Life is full of choices.  I have to admit, I have gotten into the pattern of not always making the best choices.  I’ve gotten lazy.  I’ve been stressed andContinue reading “What Will I Choose?”