One good choice from turning things around …

Becoming Us, the book that spoke to my heart about the “vulnerability hangover” reminded me about the importance of the different seasons in my life … and how all seasons have a purpose to help me fulfill God’s plan for my life.   Do you have any seasons in your life that you wish youContinue reading “One good choice from turning things around …”

Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast for The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman

About the Book Book: The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman Author: Carole Brown Release date: June 2016   How far would you go to avenge the murder of your daughter? Is beyond redemption too far? Caralynne Hayman is angry and bitter over the abuse and death of her eleven-year-old daughter at the hands of a radicalContinue reading “Celebrate Lit Review Promo Blast for The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman”

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour – The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken

About the Book   Book: The Yellow Lantern Author: Angie Dicken Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense Release Date: August, 2019 Josephine Is Forced to Spy for Grave Robbers Step into True Colors—a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime In Massachusetts in 1824, Josephine Clayton awakes on the table of the doctor she’s assistedContinue reading “Celebrate Lit Blog Tour – The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken”

Listen without interruption …

Listen without interruption.   I have to admit, more often than I like, I’m bad at this. I listen to correct or train my children. I listen to defend with certain people. I listen to encourage and empathize with others, but when do I just listen without interruption?   I have a friend who isContinue reading “Listen without interruption …”

It’s not my job to make them happy …

I have told my kids from the time they were little that it’s not my job as their parent to make them happy; it’s my job to teach them the values and skills they need to be fully functioning adults.   After they get over the initial shock of thinking I don’t care about theirContinue reading “It’s not my job to make them happy …”

Our variation of the red plate …

Our pastor did a sermon series on parenting last summer, and he and his wife talked about the fun use of the “red plate.” Whoever in their family had a special achievement or a good day, they got to eat on the “red plate” and be celebrated.   My husband and I really liked thatContinue reading “Our variation of the red plate …”