"Not fair!" The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

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“Not fair!” my oldest child told me as he reminded me of all the things he was not allowed to do when he was younger that now his younger brother gets to do. He went on to say “I couldn’t watch these shows…, and I had to clean my room and the TV room!” Though […]

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"Priceless" The Parable of the Rich Fool

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As a parent I find myself at times teaching my children the same lessons over and over again. With intentionality I also look for teaching moments when I can drive a point home in a creative and practical way. In these developmental years I want the very best for my kids and have their best […]

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"Have Mercy"

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“Pretty please can I go …….?” When I was a child I can recall many occasions when I had something I really wanted to do and due to poor grades, bad behavior , or the like I found myself at the mercy of my Mom and Dad. I would give them countless reasons why they […]

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Choices that Renew Life: "I am a child of God"

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I am a Child of God – John 1:12, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-“ I was watching a video today of one of my children when they were four years old. It is hard to believe they used […]

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Boys vs. Girls

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I would like to take a poll, of how many parents thinks it is easier to raise boys than girls. We have three boys and from my humble opinion boys are so much easier to raise. My little girls little personality is intense, determined, opinionated, and bold. All I can say is WOW, she runs […]

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Creative

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Yesterday, I picked up Nate from school and went to get gas. While fueling up the vehicle I noticed him climbing over the seats. When I climbed in the truck I glanced over my shoulder to here him say “I am Caution Man” As he then burst out in laughter and I joined him in […]

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Parenting

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I have had glasses since I was a kid. I remember every time I got a new pair my mom would warn me not to break them. I remember on one occasion playing soccer with the neighbors.My new plastic rimmed glasses, that were being held on my head with an ugly elastic band flew off […]

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"Learning Good Study Habits"

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Defined the word “Habit” is “a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance.” OK, so now to define the definition, a habit is a behavior that you repeatedly do that becomes almost involuntary. They can be both good and bad. I remember when […]

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"Good Job, Well done, You Rock"

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As a parent of four amazing children I have come to learn that life is a roller coaster. As each one develops into their unique giftedness, that has been instilled in them by God I must learn to encourage their development and not squelch it. I am learning that I like certain seasons of their […]

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Listen Up

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“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches.” (Revelation 2:29, the Message) Have you ever been so focused on a task that you tune everything out around you? I have caught myself at times doing so with my son, and even my wife. They can be talking […]

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