When It Is Difficult To See God In Your Crisis

Imagine yourself on the sea, running into a fog so thick, even with your hand in front of you, it is not in view.  How can you guide yourself across the ocean and make it to your final destination?  Fear runs into your veins as you navigate the waters.  Questions go through your mind. What…

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2021 Silver Medal Enduring Lights Award

There is nothing more awarding than receiving a medal to honor your written work. For me, this was God-given. Six years ago, God gave me this vision to write a devotional for parents with teens and young adults in crisis. It was a devotional that would hit every emotion that a parent struggles with when…

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Hurts That Run Deep

Ouch!  Like the snap of a stretched rubber band that stings when it hits you, that is often the feeling you get when your child in crisis has hurt your heart.  Most hurts are emotional than physical.  Either way, they can both be painful.  Hurts can also have a lasting effect on your relationship between…

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He Came to Save Us, All of Us

As the world comes to a pause to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection, I am reminded of how much He cares for each and every one of us, and especially so, for our broken and wayward children.  All around us has become filled with fear, hopelessness, anger, and depression.  People of many ages and families…

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How Do You Handle a Response to Judgment as a Parent?

Parenting is a lifetime of judgment.  Let’s face it, there is no guidebook on parenting when you have a teen or young adult in crisis and we all make mistakes along the way.  I can raise both hands on this and say I made aplenty.    I certainly was not as proactive as I could have…

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Peace Among Chaos

The New Year has begun and chaos is happening across our nation on top of chaos in a broken family’s home. Take heart my dear parent. God is STILL in control. Nothing is without His knowledge. He still reigns! He is sovereign! He is powerful! He has a plan, even for our family. He has…

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10 Parenting Goals for 2021 – Part 2

Find a Counselor – Kids hate counselors. Doesn’t matter their age whether they are a teen to a young adult, they all feel the same way. Why? First and foremost, the fact that the parents have picked them out is part of the reason.  They didn’t have a whole lot of say in the matter…

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10 Parenting Goals for 2021 – Part 1

Find Help!  Resources are aplenty nowadays for hurting parents struggling with a child in crisis (whether it is a teen or young adult). However, the amount of those resources are overwhelming.  Best way to get through it – ask friends and family to help you in your research.  Give them the criteria of what you…

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