I couldn't believe my eyes. Had this really happened? As I walked through the corridors, my heart and soul began to get heavier and heavier with grief and unbelief
Success as a parent is elusive. It seems as if the target is always moving. At bare minimum, it's overwhelming to think about all the areas we hope to raise our children successfully.
It seems like shock news fills up the front page, headline news, and social media feeds these days. The bigger the shock the more clicks, views, or reads that follow. There is no shortage of clickbait and hyperbolic headlines trying to grab our attention.
Cutting words were spoken. Voices were raised. Apologies were issued. Forgiveness was in high demand. But we learned a lot. We learned about each other, ourselves, and our need to lean into each other in times of tension. But most of all I learned...
Relationships are built on communication. It's a back and forth kind of thing. You speak, the other person listens. The other person speaks, you listen. It's give and take. Hear and be heard. Know and be known. Communication is vital... Continue Reading →
A kind friend. A financially responsible young adult. An upstanding citizen. A committed church member. A hard worker. A faithful spouse. And the list could go on and on and on. There are so many things, as a parent, that... Continue Reading →