The chaos of life does not stop

The chaos of life does not stop

“A home is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life's storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer The chaos of life does not stop at the doorstep at my house! It should, I wish it would. Each one of us carries...

It’s A Hard Knock Life

It’s A Hard Knock Life

The saddest look on a child’s face is when they are asked to do a chore! Poor, poor child! Now not all kids are like this but I can honestly say it’s the majority. When I was growing up, before we could even think of leaving the house, my chores had to be done. Chores...

Understanding Easter

Understanding Easter

Focus on the Family has provided a really informative mini-lesson series on Easter. It is a great way to explain to your children the amazing love Christ has for us.  And how God, in all his infinite wisdom, had a plan in place to save us because He loves us too much...

Remember Friends?

Remember Friends?

“My Friends Are My Estate.” - Emily Dickinson Remember Friends? Like you’re very own friends you could hang out with at any time? Looking back…that time is cherished. And now hanging out having a really great conversation is few and far between. God created us to have...

Sometimes we need to stop

Sometimes we need to stop

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” - Blaise Pascal Sometimes we need to stop, take a breath and speak words that are good, wholesome and meaningful…especially to our children. Our words and actions toward them are the foundation in which their...

I’m so tired sometimes

I’m so tired sometimes

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2 I’m so tired sometimes…like literally exhausted. Unfortunately, I don’t always handle that tiredness well. My patience...

Dad Bonding 101

Dad Bonding 101

Now I don't want to stereotype but I’ve heard that sometimes men find it hard to ask for help. I also have a hunch that men probably feel as inadequate as we do when it comes to parenting. This is not a good combination! But I am here to help whether it’s asked for it...

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