Parenting – and the Things You’re Doing Right

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The Toughness of Parenting When it seems like things are awry and you can’t seem to get it together as a parent, there are some things you can do. Instead of listening to big or little people voices telling you how poorly you’re doing as a parent, listen to facts instead. No parent, no matter how hard he tries, can be all things to his kids all the time. In their small, immature minds, kids … Read more

Bullying and Working Things Out

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The Bullied I watched from the pew with my mother as a young boy practiced walking with crutches. The little guy in the right hand corner of the church had new crutches and needed more practice before he mixed in with a crowd of kids. His parents expected him to walk up the aisle on his crutches without assistance when it was time to be dismissed for children’s meeting, and they deliberately arrived early so … Read more

My Truce with Pie Crusts

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In honor of my mama, who tried to teach me how to make a good pie crust. Today, November 16, 2018, is her ninth birthday in Heaven. I miss her still. Those Elusive Pie Crusts I don’t do pie crusts. Wait a minute—I take that back. I do make pie crusts—they just don’t always turn out very well. It seems that when it was my turn or opportunity to learn, I was playing outside, reading … Read more

Lessons from Rebekah: The Cost Of Dishonoring Your Spouse

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? Happily Ever After The love story of Isaac and Rebekah had the beautiful beginning of an arranged marriage. Abraham sent his servant to his father’s people to find a wife for Rebekah. There were instructions, and the servant followed them to the letter.  Rebekah met this stranger at the well and responded to his query in such a way that he knew at once she was the woman for the son of his servant. … Read more

Parenting Kids: Fair is not the Same as Equal

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Fair is Not the Same as  Equal. In our efforts to try to be the better parents, we often fail to consider our rationale for the things we do with and for our kids. We become short distance sprinters instead of long distance runners. One of our tasks as parents it to prepare our kids for the long haul: LIFE. That means we have to look beyond the now of the moment or the days (short distance … Read more