Letting childhood scars become healed. Forgiving abusers and persecutors, even when they are family members. Two testimonies.
The past few years have brought weather-related emergencies and now with the baby formula shortage and inflation, we can think about how to no longer rely on various systems--
Our kids need to experience reconciliation with their siblings, their friends and we all need this skill in our world today.
My prayer was for my family, all eight of us, and I prayed something like, “Lord, help us stay impressionable.”
There are times when the people most vital to our care cannot give us what we need. It’s a painful reality that often shapes our emotional development and taints our self-image.
We can fail and not be failures because God’s redeeming work uses raising kids to take us through a journey of personal transformation.
Call a sacred assembly; Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; (Joel 2:15-16) I had not heard a pastor tell a congregation that children should be expected to learn the Word of God like they are expected to learn math and grammar. This well-known leader in North …
Our view of God the Father is crucial to our wholeness. We can’t possibly run to a Father that we think is always criticizing us, watching us with a stern eye or ready to take away some of His blessings back for our bad behavior.
Ages and Stages Part 4 Mommy or Me: Who is 1st? (Repost from 2014) I think I was in my upper-twenties when the dawning occurred. “I” had become lost in the role of “Mommy”. The decision to be a stay-at-home mom cost us financially but rewarded us with the certainty that we could completely oversee …