Watch Your Attitude!

Anger outburst, tantrums thrown, words spewing out of the mouth!  You can’t believe what is happening.  What an attitude!  Before you know it, no one is looking at the other and in the heat of the moment, things get from bad to ugly.   Now you are thinking, “I can imagine this in my household with…

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I Didn’t Raise My Kid To Be That Way

Don’t push your God on me! You’re a racist! You are so anti……..! Are these statements ringing true in your home?  Are you being labeled by your teen or young adult because of your faith? Has their ideology and theology changed so much that you don’t recognize what they believe anymore? Welcome to parenting 2021. …

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Father’s Day – A Journey of Love and Pain

As we all know, Father’s Day is Sunday. Social media is flooded with fathers posting fun-filled happy memories of the past and present with their sons and daughters.  However, not all fathers can rejoice and be glad.  There are many who are hurting, saddened, worried, and worn down by their child’s choices and dangerous behaviors…

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Teen = Rebellion

    Oh that wonderful word – REBELLION. You beg and plead for your child to change their ways; Stop smoking! Stop drinking! Stop hanging out with the wrong kids! Stop getting into trouble with the law! Stop, Stop, STOP!!! Kids live off of it and you want to do everything in your power to…

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Christmas, the Most Beautiful and Painful Time of the Year

  You love Christmas.  You sing and reminisce through the songs, enjoy the smell of baked goodies in the oven and having a hot drink. You are snuggled in your comfy chair, relaxed for the movie of White Christmas.  You look over at the decorated Christmas tree and presents all prepared under the tree. Time…

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Does God Give You More Than What You Can Handle?

A dear friend of mine recently sent me an email letter discussing the very famous saying, “God never gives you more than what you can handle.” So the question is, “Does God give you more than what you can handle?” My daughter and I had this very on topic discussion recently. As a young adult…

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PTSD – The War Within Our Teens

  PTSD was a vague term when I was growing up. Military men and women returning from war struggled to be a part of society due to the trauma they encountered.  You heard of stories told in which men and women (mostly men), struggled to get by with daily life. Years later, a diagnosis was…

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I Used To Hate Mother’s Day

  I used to hate Mother’s Day.  Did you hear that? “Used” to! I would see all of the mother’s surrounded by their smiling and laughing children of all ages giving honor to their mom.  These children would present signs, crafts, give gifts, and bestow beautiful words of love and respect onto their mother. Me?…

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He Came for You and Your Child

  This past week we received a wonderful blessing.  The birth of our grandson. With his birth, came a healing for our daughter in ways that she had not felt before.  A healing of restoration, a new life, of saying goodbye to the past. Today, we celebrate another beautiful blessing.  The beginning birth of Christ,…

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Seasons

  In the past several months I have had to purge through life’s memories, pack tons of treasure troves, and prepare for a life change – moving from a large home to a small apartment.  Never had I realized the years of accumulation we had collected. For my husband, it was sixty years worth passed…

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