Category Archives: parenting

GIRLY DAY

Yesterday I had the entire afternoon with my fourteen year old granddaughter.  I know the day will soon approach, when being with Grandma is no longer cool, so I will relish these moments before she moves onto that chapter in … Continue reading

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GENERATION GAP

“Here’s the truth. Your teens and twenties are your Plan A. At 50, you’re assessing whether Plan B or Plan C or any of the other plans you hatched actually worked. Your sixties and seventies, they’re an improvisation. Dick Van … Continue reading

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FAMILY VACATIONS

Most everyone remembers the family vacation movies that appeared several years ago.  We had our own version of those memorable road trips ourselves and I’m sure many of you have as well. In the movies, the most outlandish things happened, … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him” My dad would be 97 today, but he went to heaven instead at the age of 61.  This giant of … Continue reading

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KIDS ON THE BIBLE

I love the way children’s minds work. I find myself having some of these same thoughts when I was a kid – how the words I heard didn’t always mean what I thought they did.  Some very interesting interpretations have taken … Continue reading

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WHAT KIND OF EXAMPLE ARE WE SETTING FOR OUR KIDS?

I am really concerned for the examples our young children are being given today.  They;re exposed to so much of the ugly side of society before they even begin school and most of it appears on the nightly news. What … Continue reading

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PASS IT ON

If it were only a matter of fighting off armies of an invading enemy – or simply a battle cry against those who would cause us emotional or physical harm.If our task required us to stand up for those less fortunate, … Continue reading

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WHY BRING YOUR KIDS TO CHURCH?

When my children were very young, I used to ask myself this question every Sunday.  I know I was underestimating the power of the Holy Spirit, but I wasn’t feeling it, as I toted one child after the other out … Continue reading

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TEN TIPS FOR PARENTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Having lived over seven decades, I’ve seen it all, I’ve lived pretty much of it and I’ve heard enough.  That doesn’t necessarily make me an expert, but I’ve noticed our society as a whole has lost something over time.  Somewhere along the … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

Continuing my series on parenting, I’m reposting this article. The things children say can be the most delightful, embarrassing, fearful, joyous words you will ever experience.  I never did this when my kids were young, but I think it’s a … Continue reading

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