I needed a new cell phone. In our age of technology, it seemed like a minor problem, yet to me it felt like a major issue I am concerned the distraction of technology and social media will be too great.
When my daughter was only a few years old, I had a major “uh oh” moment. She displayed behavior which was clearly an effort to get what she wanted by manipulation. She even admitted as much.
The chaos of life and the stress of a mother overwhelmed, shown on the big screen, just hit too close. Any other time it would have been hysterical. Any other time I would have laughed along with the audience.
It is human nature to become angry after being hurt. What we do with that anger is our choice.
It was a question like any other. Just a question. It seemed simple…..”dad, remember the Chinese Checker game we bought, can you play that with me? You said you’d show me how.” We were busy planning our projects for the day, hustling to gather supplies and discussing our hopes of how much we could get […]
I was sure an opportunity for learning had fallen into our laps. We agreed to let the boys get a new pet if they did some research.
Have you ever taken time to really consider what Jesus meant when He said we should “become as little children?” After a conversation with some other moms, I found myself giving the words more thought. As families gathered in our home for a celebratory day with crafts and play, I was delighted to see two […]
The other day I was awakened by constant chirping. Somewhere in my sleepy fog I wondered if it was our robins. I buried my head under a pillow. After all, the babies couldn’t possibly be ready to leave the nest….. We were delighted to find a robin’s nest this summer. Carefully built on an over […]
T’was the night before VBS, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring……whisper, giggle, whisper…..except two excited young boys!!!!! On the eve of VBS (Vacation Bible School) my boys were so excited they could barely contain themselves. I would equate their excitement to my own childhood experience at Christmas eve. No, really, I’m […]
The last time we took a vacation was the summer of 2009. At least it qualified as a vacation to me. We went out of town to a friend’s wedding and made it an extended weekend to enjoy a little family time. What do you think, is that a vacation?? When my husband told me […]