A matter of perception …

We have three children. During the school year, they would come home and tell us about their day. Some days were especially hard because one of them would feel misunderstood, “picked on,” or judged by a teacher or a friend.   I realized after listening to them and hearing their heart, whether or not theyContinue reading “A matter of perception …”

Do you ever think about how each generation of people learn differently?

My great grandparents went to one-room school houses where more than one grade was taught at the same time. Most only went to school through the 8th grade because they were needed on the farm or in factories.   My generation had classrooms for specific grades, but we didn’t learn our letters until kindergarten. KindergartenContinue reading “Do you ever think about how each generation of people learn differently?”

This story popped up on my newsfeed about six weeks ago …

I’d love to encourage you to take a few minutes and watch the video. (I love his Tweet below – well said, Steve, well said.)   https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2019/may/id-still-be-going-to-hell-steve-harvey-tells-of-salvation-after-gospel-singers-prophecy-brings-him-to-tears     Steve Harvey‏@IAmSteveHarvey God really wants to help us, but he requires that we have a relationship with him. If you’re out here trying to make itContinue reading “This story popped up on my newsfeed about six weeks ago …”

To the introverted mother raising an extrovert …

. I saw a headline online the other day “to the extroverted mother raising the introverted child.” While I can sympathize, it got me reflecting on how I deal with the opposite combination: I am an introverted mother raising an extroverted child. In fact, our household is comprised of 60% introversion, 20% extroversion and aContinue reading “To the introverted mother raising an extrovert …”

Live at peace with everyone …

We had a guest speaker at our church in May, and he spoke about the following passage: Romans 12:18 (NIV): “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”   Normally, when I think of this verse, I think about the big issues: respecting other people’s opinions whenContinue reading “Live at peace with everyone …”

Victory: What does it really look like?

God gave me two words for 2019: Victory (which I’ll talk about today) and Delight, which I’ll talk about another time. When I got the word “victory,” I was thrilled! Finally, I thought, I will be done working so hard and ready to step into the “victory” that God is blessing me with. Victory feltContinue reading “Victory: What does it really look like?”

Making the most of everyday moments …

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of standing in the kitchen getting dinner ready while one of our kids was next to me making a batch of brownies to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I was able to help guide the process when there were questions, but mainly we were talking, enjoying each other’sContinue reading “Making the most of everyday moments …”