We were eating a “Secret Daddy Treat.” Somehow it became a sacred moment.
Adults talk a lot to children. We teach and tell, instruct and correct, admonish and encourage. What would we learn if we listened?
I started to very intentionally work prayer into our daily conversation in ways that didn’t feel forced or hokey.
Today we celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, when Mary goes to visit her older cousin, Elizabeth after accepting the call to carry and give birth to Jesus. Just why do we celebrate this event? Where’s our place in the story? Let’s find it.
How do you teach your kids and teens to be thankful? How do you practice forgiveness? I’ve find practicing forgiveness and thankfulness much like choir or cello practice. It takes a lot of work, and the work never seems to end. And I don’t just mean for our kids.
By building intentionality into our days, my girls and I make time to enjoy God’s creation.
Digging in the dirt and encouraging something to grow changes how we think about God, time, and our lives.
No parent, not matter how old your child is, wants to watch his or her child to be hurt. We need to find ways to rebuild our children so that they want to continue to pursue their goals. This time, we did this by praying for those who wish us to fail.
After surgery, homemade prayer cards from my teen daughters were truly a blessing.
My mom died fifteen years ago, and it’s still tough to think about “doing the holidays” without her. But through God’s grace and our love for Jesus, we’ve created new ways to celebrate the baby who changed the world.