For years, parents were taught that the key to raising happy children was to do everything we could to build up their self-confidence through praise. It’s not working.
With all the Christmas hub-bub flying by my calendar, I find myself buzzing with nervous anticipation. Pinterest entices me into believing I can- I really can- learn to knit and sew and bake and cook gourmet- all while saving money of course. Making quality time for the kids. Finding quantity time with the kids. Ultimately,Continue reading “Resolve!”
Wanna Cookie? Lessons learned from dogs…
“When you’re a grown-up, you go to work and come home and eat supper and then… you watch tv!” The quick answer you may hear if you asked a child… “What does a grown up do?” Are we letting our lives slip by? Apparently our generation has more free time than ever. But it seemsContinue reading “Time for Dreams”
This New Year brings new choices. We have an opportunity to invest in ourselves and others. Set yourself up for success. Just like God’s grace for us, we have a clean slate to begin anew. Many of us are disheartened by the failings and missed goals of previous years, however. We can become cynicalContinue reading “Apply Yourself”
When we think of Christmas we should remember that Christ came for us, but that He is also coming again for us. Advent means at its Latin roots, adventus, (coming). What can we do to celebrate His coming to us as a human baby as well as His promise to come again? How difficult isContinue reading “Celebrating Advent”