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15 Steps to Take When You Feel Offended

Examine your heart. Be sure you are not going to the offender in anger, with an attitude of setting them straight. The goal must be to bring reconciliation, not revenge….

Valentine’s Day – How Does He Top That?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we are all wondering what our men have planned for us. While I will admit that something sparkly does make me smile once…

How to Bless Your Young Adult Children

It’s easy for us to look back on our high school and college days, and only remember the late night fun, friendships, sporting events, and parties.  Even though those things…

Raising Kids with Character

It is not beauty, education, accomplishments, material possessions, health or significance that will ultimately matter. Each of these can disappear in a second. Our kids come into the world packaged uniquely. You may have one who scores 2400 on her SATS but you may also have a downs syndrome child who will never complete school. Is one more valuable than the other? Your child may be homely, shy, and a very average student. In the world’s eyes he may never be a success. But if nurtured properly he may develop a compassion for others that is life changing and life giving.

Would You have Noticed Her?

She was moving directly toward us. My husband called my name and said, “Get the camera!” While we were standing on opposite sides of the narrow cobblestone street, he repeatedly…

How To Stop Whining

Gotcha! You thought because of the title of this post, I was gonna give you some hints on how to stop your children from whining. Well, I will throw that…

Bullying—How Does a Mother Deal With It?

Have you or your child ever been the victim of a bully? If you are human and breathing, chances are you said yes. So, what did you do about it?…

Bullying and “Blubber”

At the age of four, my favorite pastime became reading. My mom said I went straight from the Berenstain Bears to Sherlock Holmes with few stops in between. Now that…

Blessings from Above and Below

Since moving into this house more than three years ago, the living room carpet has taken its share of abuse. Not in good shape to begin with, we added such…

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

I will not ever forget the time my precious, beautiful daughter came home from seventh grade as sad as can be. It took me hours to get it out of…

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