Dinner table idea! I came across this video recently read recently of Sara Blakely speaking about her father celebrating failure because it was a learning experience. He would ask them about their failures and celebrate the hard-earned knowledge, she attributed her father’s attitude to part of her success in the business world. How we… Read More Celebrating Failure with Children
Summer is coming to an end, which means our kids are going to be around lots of new people without me. Which is great in so many ways, I want my kids to branch out and have those experiences and grow wings and all that fun stuff. But my sons are both at the age… Read More “God Made All of Me” by Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
Long before I met and married my husband, I had several boyfriends in college. For the purposes of this story, we will call this last one “Chance” (not his real name). Now Mother’s Day isn’t a big deal in my family. We usually get a card and have lunch together, but my mom believes… Read More When Mother’s Day Goes Horribly Wrong…
Is Lent Okay? Should I practice Lent? There appears to be a resurgence of interest in Lent among various Protestants. I did not grow up practicing Lent and I do think this is a decision that should be considered thoughtfully. Many people practice giving something up as a check list or a societal expectation or a… Read More 5 Resources to Get Ready for Lent
Or How to Help You be Thankful too! It’s the worst part of winter right now. The days are still short, still to cold to play outside every day, and there is no Christmas to be excited about. We are living in dreary dark days and needing graciousness for one another. I don’t think most… Read More 6 Ways to Help Children (and Adults) Say “Thank You”
Why Learn the Lord’s Prayer? Recently, we have been helping our 5 and 3-year-old memorize the Lord’s Prayer. Our church says the Prayer together every week and learning it is a way to further involve our children in our church service. Don’t misunderstand, I don’t believe that by my children learning the Lord’s Prayer, it… Read More How to Help Children Learn the Lord’s Prayer
Perfect Parenting I had one of those once a year 2-hour phone conversations with my brother a few weeks ago. We talked about many things, but one of the topics that came up was his concerns if could be a good parent. I, of course, told him that no one can ever really be ready… Read More Are You Good Enough?