Strong versus Weak?

Strong versus Weak?

As parents, we sometimes question how much weakness to show our children, if any at all. We think they need to see us strong, so they can feel secure in our strength. Speaking personally, in my earlier child raising years, I tried to show strength to the best of my...
Beware of TSA and Our Children’s Rights

Beware of TSA and Our Children’s Rights

Recently, I read an article that really got my attention. John Stonestreet, who writes for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, relayed a personal story that happened to his daughter when they were flying home from a conference. Mr. Stonestreet told the...
Peace?

Peace?

Since the fall of man, peace has been a needed commodity. However, it often is difficult to “lasso.” In our current crazy world full of despairing news and non-stop pressures, it now may seem more elusive than ever. An anonymous quote says this about...
Father, Forgive Me

Father, Forgive Me

Forgiveness – often so difficult to do, and yet, so incredibly necessary! Much has been written about the need to forgive, including by the Lord. He told us we are to forgive “seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:22) Unless you have experienced firsthand what...
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...