Heaven has started!

Heaven has started!

Heaven has started!

“The world is different tonight..it is! Someone said it in the film…the cosmos has shifted…so much love was shared tonight on the screen and with friends watching it together and now talking about it…for a life time. The world is always changed by love – and tonight there was a hurricane of love!” I wrote… Continue Reading

Breathe. Hello, courage.

Breathe.  Hello, courage.

Parents – this blog is for you.  Picture me handing you a hero T-shirt.  Consider it a uniform; find fellow heroes and huddle up! School is in session.  Parents, you’re celebrating the return of routine…for another few days.  In the beginning, the students are celebrating that most of the homework is for their parents! And… Continue Reading

Grace…after the diaper stage

Grace…after the diaper stage

Some days seem picture perfect; most days don’t – especially as a parent.  The reality of the world we live in offers both beauty and struggle to most of our days. Struggle is so often the companion of immaturity in relationships with others. Have you ever noticed that “immature” is only sometimes cute and endearing when children… Continue Reading

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know; me, too. We’ve read the books and blogs detailing the damage that can result from handing your toddler or young child an iPad.  We know the danger that lurks on the internet; we know the social media cites that are invitations for disaster. We’re smart people.  We know! This isn’t a blogpost offering… Continue Reading

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time, a boy lived in a garden with his Father. His Father loved him very much. The Father created beauty and purpose and delight and rest and inspiration and mystery; He gave these good gifts to His boy. The Father spent time with His son; He gave him good work to do. … Continue Reading

Making Adolescence History

Making Adolescence History

What if?  What if we could make adolescence a chapter in the history books – not the disorder of future generations? What if “adolescence free” helped create an “anxiety free,” “learning disability free,” and “bully free” world? What if an “adolescence free” generation writes the last sentence in the sex-trafficking chapter in world history? Understanding… Continue Reading

Don’t tell me, “No.”

Don’t tell me, “No.”

How about you?  What happens when you’re told, “No”? It’s such an interesting word.  We all like to say, “No” – and many times, we should.  But on many (most?) occasions, we don’t like to hear it. “No, you can’t have that cookie before dinner.” “No, your application to the college of your choice wasn’t… Continue Reading

Not control. Trust.

Not control.  Trust.

These gentlemen have taught me just about everything I know about grace; grace changes everything. This post invites you to be inspired, encouraged, affirmed, and challenged by their own words and their own voices.  Enjoy the podcast. “How do we help our children develop the ability to make thoughtful choices, not just follow rules or… Continue Reading

Good struggle or Bad struggle – how do we know?

Good struggle or Bad struggle – how do we know?

A common – but life-threatening – infection has been receiving lots of headlines recently; the number of cases is rising, the symptoms are compounding, and the statistics for recovery can be confusing. This infection reached epidemic proportions in America during the recent election; election day didn’t end the health crisis – instead, in many cases,… Continue Reading

Are they the top 10% or the drop-outs? or the ones in the middle?

Are they the top 10% or the drop-outs?  or the ones in the middle?

I’m asking about the protesters – the people reacting to the historic election in our country. I’m asking because whoever they are, we didn’t serve them very well if they were students in our education system. It doesn’t help when we call them “spoiled brats” if we’re the ones who’ve spoiled them – or if… Continue Reading