Relentless Gratitude

by Tracy Lane “NO! I don’t want THAT shirt!” she screamed again, while the ticking minutes grew faster and fewer till the school bus arrived. Back to the closet to choose another option and of course, “THAT’s not the shirt either.” “Mom, meatloaf? Yuck! I want chocolate chips for dinner!” Of course he does. Wouldn’t Continue »

Timeless Words

While we were raising our children we faced the usual challenges with sibling bickering, sloppiness with household chores, and working long hours on school assignments. We taught them how to build meaningful and lasting friendships, even how to cope with neighborhood bullies. There were many discussions about being dependable and faithful, and being kind to Continue »

A Happy Heart

One of the key phrases around our house is “Obey with a happy heart.” Often you’ll hear me asking my kids how their heart is, and if it needs to change. I know first hand that you can totally go through life obeying the rules, making people happy, and living life all with a heart Continue »