Tag: Parenting

Devotion: How is Carving a Pumpkin Like Being a Christian?

I used to be completely against acknowledging anything about Halloween. When I learned the true origins based in Paganism, I was convinced that by joining in any of the traditions, I would be condoning paganism, and opening myself to demonic activity. (I do feel that, at this time in my life, I gave way too …

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Notes from the Road Children

My children always have various notes, hand-made posters, and bulletins posted around the house.  An anticipated guest might expect to be welcomed with “Come This Way —->”  signs about. And then, there are the obligatory “Your Name Here‘s Room” signs.  But sometimes they give me such a laugh, I have to share!  Walking down the …

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Parenting in the “Entertain Me” Age

“Will you play with me, Mom?” “”I’m bored.” “What is there to do today?” “Can we watch a movie?” “Can you go outside with us?” On one hand, I am really glad that my kids want to spend time with me.  And I really love spending time with them, as well.  But it seems they …

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A Lesson in Choices

They say, “Be careful what you wish for,” right?  What would you say if you had the choice to eat only candy all day, or eat only regular food for the day? Well, my high-spirited husband spontaneously decided to pose this dilemma to our three daughters last week.  I listened intently from the bedroom as …

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The Nutcracker Ballet

Some of my friends know that I was basically raised in the dance studio. I loved dancing from the time I could walk. When my mom signed me up for softball, I got put in the outfield, and used the time to practice my pirouettes. Each year, my mom and I would go to the …

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What Really Matters

I thank God that he has been giving me grace to roll with life just as it comes lately. Sometimes, if it all doesn’t happen like a Southern Living Magazine, I get really uptight. But I’ve been finding joy in the imperfections lately. Last night, I was tempted to get annoyed when I came home, …

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What I Learned From My Toddler

At the age of two, the world is your oyster. Each day is met with wonder and joy, just teeming with possibilities! “What can I discover today? What wonders can I see, touch, hear? Whom can I hug and smile at coyly? How can I manipulate my parents by throwing fits and… oh, wait, I’m …

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A Child’s Fear

I recently wrote some posts on When I die… and Heaven, because some thoughts stirred in me after hearing a sermon at church. One of the questions he asked was, “Are you afraid to die?” You can read my thought process on the topic in Heaven, but today, while I was a crew leader at …

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