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?”

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

I Samuel 16:7:  “…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (NIV) My kids are always joking that when I eventually die (hopefully not for a long, long time), they will remember me as someone who loved coffee.  OneContinue reading “Getting to the Heart of the Matter”