Because We Can’t Hit Rewind

Our words. Once they've left our mouth, they're out there. We can't pull them back in. There's no rewind button. So what can we do? We can take care of our heart. The place from which our words come. Every instance of pain we experience, God sees. Disrespect. Defeat. Discouragement. Rejection. Harsh words. He sees the wearing…

worry

"Her grades are slipping." "He's been sick for 2 weeks." "Her friends have all dropped her." "Some of the boys he's hanging out with aren't good influences." "All we seem to do is fight." "She was supposed to be home an hour ago." We love our children.  We want the best for them.  And we…

Discouragement

"Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" (Ps. 27.14) My kids don't listen to me.  Our child is being bullied.  We can't agree on anything...  Our son has stopped communicating with us.  Our daughter is depressed.  They fight all the time.  I think she has an…

Small Gestures…Large Deposits

What does your child, or each of them, need today?  Ideas may come to mind, based on recent conversation or observation.  But God knows. And He wants to use us as His vessels.Your child may be asleep in the crib, at daycare or with the sitter while you work, at school, sitting next to you…

Birthday Blessings

 I LOVE celebrating birthdays, especially in our family. When it's someone's birthday, you get to pick what you want, within reason, for every meal.  I think we all like supper the best because we get to choose more foods, we have more time to enjoy the meal, and it's when we get to have cake…