Gentleness

“Let your gentleness be known to all men.” Philippians 4:5 Some of the best lessons learned in life are the ones we glean from observation rather than lecture. Gentleness is a prime example.  I have found that I can teach my kids to be kind, calm, and mild mannered…but if I don’t model gentleness…when the […]

Teach Kids: Humility

Humility– freedom from pride or arrogance: the quality or state of being humble (Webster’s dictionary). ________________________________________ Humility is an underrated character trait, which I think needs more attention in this day and age. Like many of you, I find it hard not to be influenced by our self-centered culture. Sometimes, this fast paced social media […]

Family Holiday Traditions: Set an Extra Place at the Table

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I love the fact that no gifts are expected and I get the opportunity to visit with family in a relaxed setting…you know before the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations begin. I come from a large family.  I am one of five children.  And growing up, we spent Thanksgiving […]

Face Time: The value of setting apart time for face to face conversation with children.

I have a confession to make.  One of my pet peeves is when someone says “Hey, how are you doing?”  but they don’t listen or really even care about my reply. I have been tempted during one of my off days, to spill my guts and say something like “life really stinks right now because […]