When I want to get my kids' attention, I have to interrupt their daily programming. This usually includes the removal of something beloved - a toy, favorite treat, fun activity, television show, etc. I don't take something they enjoy away just for kicks of course. I do it for their best interest - this is … Continue reading Pay Attention
Mama, You’re Free
Through the glass window beside our front door, I caught a glimpse of a spider hard at work beneath the glow of our porch light. She was hustling. It seemed she was just beginning the work on what would be a beautiful, strong web by morning. I paused to watch her strategy. At times it … Continue reading Mama, You’re Free
Changing of the Guard
Pregnancy paired with old home movies is pretty much guaranteed to evoke tears. My father-in-law transferred all my parents old home movies onto DVD this spring, so I recently watched them for the first time in years. I wanted to see myself at my son's current age - how we compare in both appearance and … Continue reading Changing of the Guard
Who Holds Your Heart?
Having grown up in the Church, I have heard what I like to call the “Priority Mantra” more times than I can count. This is the principle that our major life priorities should fall in this order: God first, spouse second, children third. It always seemed like a simple concept, and one which made complete … Continue reading Who Holds Your Heart?