forgiveness

A Note for You on the Day You Blow It

We’ve all had them. Sometimes you can see them coming, as if watching a sippy cup of red juice fall on someone else’s beige, suede sofa in slow-mo. Maybe you…

Do We Know What “Right” Is?

Have you ever not known if something was right or wrong?  The importance of knowing came home to me when I took our grandchildren bowling. As the electronic scoreboard tallied…

Why Apologizing to Your Kid is Important and What it Teaches Them

Although I don’t remember the details too clearly, when I was a kid I got into trouble with my parents. They had come down pretty harshly on me, and I…

There is No Fear in Love

I’ve always been passionate. Passion for me spills over into just about everything I do. I cook with passion, trying to improve each recipe. I write with passion, about the…

I Am Mad and I Want To Be Mad

Confession time. Sometimes I want to fester in my anger. “Grrrr, my head is about to explode off of my body!” That’s what I have been known to say in…

8 Ideas to Teach Our Kids to Say “Yes” to Discernment … and “No” to Judging Others: Part I

Let’s say you’re on a playdate, and another child offers a colorful presentation of precisely how not to behave. The parent is busy in conversation. Do you: A. Make sure,…

8 Ideas to Teach Our Kids to Say “Yes” to Discernment … and “No” to Judging Others: Part II

Last week, I wrote about practical ways we can teach our children to be discerning without being judgmental. If you missed Part I, you can find it here. Now on with…

Breathing In and Breathing Out: Forgiveness

One of the most important topics in my life is forgiveness. Forgiveness of myself … because I fail a lot. Forgiveness of others, because … well … nobody is perfect….

Find Healing After Abortion

I had a chance to watch October Baby with my family and I have to say I loved the movie! It’s about a young woman who discovers that she was…

Forgiven and Forgiving

Bitterness was eating away at my heart, but I chose to call it “righteous indignation.”  A friend had broken my confidence and shared her slightly-skewed version of an issue I…

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