Passionate Pursuit {day 16}: Living Well

When our children are little, they readily absorb tons from us. What we teach, what they hear and see. Living together speeds their learning process as they watch. listen. apply. learn over and over again. They abide. Dwelling with us, they learn our ways. They're learning to live the way we live. As they get…

Praying and Saying

"I've said and done all that I know to say or do." "There's nothing else to do but pray..." "All I can do now is pray..." My words at low moments. Times when my eyes were on what I was not able to train or convince a child to do or stop doing. A lot…

Personal Trainer

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22.6) If our children play a musical instrument, act, take dance or voice lessons, we tell them to practice. If they're on a gymnastics, basketball, tennis or soccer team, we encourage them to…

A Fresh Approach

One Sunday we were at the dinner table at my parents' home.  My dad said to his then five-year old grandson who was more engaged in interacting with the family than eating his food, "If you clean your plate, you can have dessert."  Well, my mom is a great cook so anticipating Grandma's dessert got…

What do you say???

Do you use this prompter?!   I know those of us with older children remember it:  We’ve given, or someone else has given, our child something – a treat, a gift, a special activity. And we wait… hoping to hear those two words - “Thank you”.  We hope he’s going to say it because it’s in him,…