What does the average week look like in your home? Do you make all the meals, do the laundry, clean the house with little help from your teenager? If this sounds like you, you might just be robbing from your teenager. The definition for the penal code of robbery is: To take something by force or fear. When we steal hardworking opportunities from … [Read more...]
You Weren’t Raised Like That! (You Can’t Force Faith)
This morning I read a thought-provoking article by actress and author, Candace Cameron Bure. In it she shared her decision to choose to fight for her faith when it comes to raising her children. She explained how she believes she’s fallen short as a Christian mother. With her children now in their teens and … [Read more...]
Call it mother's intuition, call it logic, I believe it was divine intervention—I knew without a doubt my daughter had jumped in. I yelled above the Beach Boys music, my words laced with fear. “Paul, I think Gracie went on that ride!” I pointed in the direction I thought she'd headed, running away from him and toward the ride at the same time. … [Read more...]
Overtired? Overworked? Try Overflow!
Yesterday morning, my pastor got up and shared how he was visiting with dear friends the night before and couldn’t help but see an overwhelming consensus among the crowd. They were all tired and weary—every single one of them. He wondered out loud during his sermon if the consensus was the same among all of us in the … [Read more...]
Is There Laughter In Your Home?
Laughter is the best medicine, so the saying goes. Our family laughs alot. But, how many homes experience a good belly-crunch brought on by a family member? Maybe you're family is on the quiet side and doesn't lose control when chuckling. Regardless of your response to a good joke or two, the joyful sound of laughter should ring in your home from … [Read more...]