How Kindness in Leadership Earns Loyalty

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A father’s imperfect example Solomon exhibited kindness in leadership. The wisest man who ever lived raised a son who lost out on that wealth of wisdom.  God Himself gave Solomon his wisdom, and God stated Solomon was the wisest of the wise. During the course of his life, Solomon allowed his foreign wives to turn his heart from God. God promised him that because of his actions, the kingdom was going to be divided. Yet, … Read more

8 Tips on Moving with Kids

Navigating Turbulent Waters When Your Child’s Safe Place Becomes Shaken. Moving with kids can be stressful for parents. It can also be stressful for kids. Home should be a safe place for children. So should family. But when the place a child calls home changes, insecurities and adjustments are prevalent. When the waters are smooth, it’s easy to plan a move. Oftentimes, though, we hit choppy areas as we navigate through the maze of moving … Read more

5-Bean Chili Soup

Chili soup; same name, different ingredients. There are as many different ways to make chili soup as there are potato salad. Over the years, I’ve added and changed until I’ve got a method for chili soup madness  I usually make several gallons and put some in the freezer. When our kids were small, they didn’t like chili soup if it had kidney beans in it. So I used pinto beans. Then I gradually added kidney … Read more

When Giving Costs Me Nothing

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David’s mistake. David said, “I won’t give something that costs me nothing.”  This was after repentance of his sin. That statement was made after thousands of people died because of his sin. King David made a mistake – and it was a big one. He sent Joab to count the people “from Beersheba to Dan.” There were other times God wanted His people to be counted, but not this time. Because David did not seek … Read more