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…

Why did I say that?

"The conversation was going fine - Why did I say that at the end?!" "Why did I have to have the last word?!" "Why didn't I just listen?!" None of these are my thoughts as the "unfortunate" words run out of my mouth.  Instead, self-righteousness, self-justification, judgement or pride won the moment - sadly.  It's…

Choosing Counsel

"All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."  (1 Peter 5.5)I desperately NEED grace.  I definitely want God's favor.  He has promised it to me.  And yet, I struggle still. One day I realized that I am potentially the most influential teacher for my…

The Clay – Part 1

Look at Jeremiah 18.1-6: “This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.’  So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel.  But the pot he was shaping from the clay was…