Should Children Be Forced to Say Sorry?

There they were in the local Walmart.  Two young siblings arguing over a toy.  Tempers were flaring, voices were raising, and then, it happened.  One of the little tots smacked her sister in the face and grabbed the toy away.  A somewhat embarrassed and aggravated mother quickly took the young offender by the arm, pulled … Continue reading Should Children Be Forced to Say Sorry?

Lessons from Dad

I decided to repost this knowing that it appeared on the blog just about a year ago.  Stories of forgiveness and redemption never grow old. Father's Day comes and goes each year.  It's one of those bittersweet days.  I love to celebrate my husband and the wonderful dad that he is to our boys.  Yet, … Continue reading Lessons from Dad

Easter: His Finished Work is My New Beginning

"It is finished." With those three small words, our Savior bowed His head and gave up His spirit (John 19:30).   Although this chapter of Jesus's earthly ministry had concluded, His work was far from done. His finished work on the cross and His resurrection loosed chains and broke bonds   Separation was no more.  The … Continue reading Easter: His Finished Work is My New Beginning

God Wastes Nothing

During our church's Christmas cantata, I was struck with one small phrase:  "God wastes nothing."  The words on the screen seemed to penetrate my heart.  I kept repeating them and repeating them in my mind;  I didn't want to forget those three small words. In all honesty, there have been times when I have asked … Continue reading God Wastes Nothing

Lessons from Dad

Father's Day comes and goes each year.  It's one of those bittersweet days.  I love to celebrate my husband and the wonderful dad that he is to our boys.  Yet, inevitably, at some point during the day, I reflect on my own dad.  Our journey as father and daughter was an interesting one.  I learned … Continue reading Lessons from Dad