Parenting

When the Parenting Road is Hard

Parenting is no smooth journey! At times, it is a rough road to travel. In these, we must remember to have no fear, not give up, continue, press on, for the path is narrow, yet when we endure it leads straight to the hilltops. I can remember teaching our third child, the second son, how to read at age 6. Let me back up. I started teaching him at age 5. However, he was not the

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Parenting

4 Ways to Overcome Motherhood Burnout

My son, 22 years old as I write this, is serving as a Worship/Youth Pastor Intern, He recently texted me and asked, “How have you continued to do ministry well while also completely burning out in the process?” My son knows all too well the busy seasons that I have lived over the years serving in Church Leadership. To stay for the long haul was hard, and burnout was a companion I was intimate with

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Parenting

How Parenting From Your Knees Helps Your Kids

Standing in line at the library to check out our books it occurred to me that parents are quite tall compared to their children. Obvious, I know, but this made me curious. “How do children perceive their world from their level?” So, I bent down beside my daughter, looking up at all the adults and bookshelves, and got a glimpse of what she saw. Towering humans looking over her. Large bookshelves that looked like buildings

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Parenting

What Gives Your Kids Joy

In her book titled, No Greater Love, Mother Teresa shared about a time she helped a young girl who lived on the streets. I paraphrase the story: After finding a young homeless girl, Mother Teresa took her to the children’s home where she could have a comfortable place to rest and eat some good food. The sisters working there offered her clean clothes and did all they could to make her life happy. However, not

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