Tending Our Heart to Love Theirs

You love your child a bunch, more than you can put into words. You know there's a big age and maturity difference between you. You even "get" why he does or says some things. So why is it that we react critically, or even meanly, sometimes, yet other times we don't? The short answer is…

The Power of Our Words

Have you ever had someone speak to you critically, harshly, with rejection or call you a name? I have. The message of the mouth leaves a mark. "The tongue has the power of life and death." (Proverbs 18:21) Death. That’s a strong word. The power to destroy or end. Words can destroy our view of…

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…

In His Hands

"...He's got the whole world in His hands..."When I was a little girl, we used to sing this song all the time.  Though God's name is not used, I knew that's who we were singing about, though I doubt that's what I was thinking most times we sang it... I was probably just singing, not…

Recalculating

"RECALCULATING...in .2 miles turn left.."   It tends to mean I've missed my turn - which has happened a few times since moving to a new city.  But sometimes, my GPS is wrong.  Well, not wrong.  It's just that I decided to go my way, to take a route that I know is shorter. But…