Who is Watching Whom?

Who is Watching Whom?

A friend who does wonderful therapy work with children posted the following quote this past week. “It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.”...
How to Know Our Kids Better

How to Know Our Kids Better

After the events of this past month, with another horrific school shooting, I haven’t known what exactly to write. We once again mourn the senseless deaths of children, and debate how to counter possible future attacks. What has been scary about several of these...
Heart vs. Treasure?

Heart vs. Treasure?

Paulo Coelho, a Brazilian novelist, said “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.” Long before this, Jesus wrote both in Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” I find a difference in...
Still in “Christmas Let-Down”?

Still in “Christmas Let-Down”?

Christmas can bring so many things to us, both good and difficult. It is a wonderful time of hope, when our Savior came to earth to bring salvation for all! But like our Lord’s time on this earth, there is joy and sorrow. It is easy to set unreal expectations about...
Facing 2018 with Hope or Fear?

Facing 2018 with Hope or Fear?

We live in an age where it is easy to focus on fear. Through our media (social or otherwise), we are bombarded with news that can foster fear. I like a quote by Nelson Mandela that says, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” I echo that sentiment. The...
All I Want for Christmas Is…

All I Want for Christmas Is…

A friend recently shared a post on Facebook that said, “I think as you grow older your Christmas list gets shorter, because the things you want can’t be bought.” How true! Many of us want the things God wanted for us when He first created the world — perfect love for...