Tag: Relationships

Win Lose Draw

Independent, stubborn, or obstinate are words that could describe several of us in our family. As a parent, there are times when asserting the best course of action and setting boundaries is necessary. In my house it is not always,

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Bonding

Sitting around the fire with just hubby and the boys is my new favorite thing. A couple of weeks ago we were all home at the same time which is a small feat these days. It was the perfect cool

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Be The Hero

I always want to be the hero. I love watching shows and movies with a hero. I was recently listening to a podcast when the author spoke about needing 6-7 positive inputs to metabolize one negative. This was not new information

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Microagressions

“Don’t look at me like that. It’s like you think I’m stupid.” “This is a look of confusion,” I replied. “I have never thought of you as stupid.”  This exchange reminded me of how difficult communication is and how much

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Carry The Burden

Parenting is hard. That is no understatement. Galatians 6 tells us to carry each other’s burdens and in this way fulfill the law of Christ. Parents know how to do this well. We worry about our kids. We remember all that

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Embodied Grief

Embodied grief means the grief has been contained or become tangible. I have known for a long time that emotions can be held within the body. I have also known that is can be very detrimental to one’s health. Here’s the

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Truth in Love

 A nearby church has this on their sign, “If the truth hurts, it’s working.” This has been bothering me all week, so much so, that I didn’t want to post a picture of it on my site. This is a

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Mentoring

Mentoring is when someone with more experience pours time and energy into the development of another. We often think of it in the professional world, but how many of us think about it in our faith life? Both of my son’s

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The Time is Now

Sometimes, my ability to procrastinate astounds me. I think of myself as a planner, a lover of the “to do” list, and yet, the things I put off are often the most important. Changing this is long overdue. In fact,

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Nothing Changes

Sometimes I feel stuck in the mud. I’m running toward a destination, but I’m not going anywhere. It feels like nothing changes. I find myself asking, “God, where are You in this situation?” I don’t feel like I get any

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