Posts Tagged "Parenting"

Winter Camping

Last Friday night I had the joy of camping with my daughter, Hannah, who was wrapping up her “spring” break. We stayed in our new camper-van as a test run for future mission trips and recreation. Our campsite was in Bay City State Park on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. Even though it got down to 22 degrees Fahrenheit at night, we were cozy in our camper. We made awesome chicken alfredo in the instant pot and enjoyed some beautiful...

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Helping or Hurting Your Child?

Don’t let anyone fool you. It happens at any age. It’s the struggle of parents over how much to intervene in the decisions of their children. Should I stop my toddler before he grabs the burning hot cookie? Should I keep my pre-teen daughter from talking to the boy who’s using her for her brains? Should I make my child go to bed when it’s obvious the morning will come too soon? Should I rush to the jail to make bail for...

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Terrific Tuesday

This past Tuesday was a terrific day. NO, it wasn’t because of the elections in the U.S. It was because my son, Micah, turned 16 that day. It was a terrific day to celebrate God’s grace in giving me an awesome son who has grown into a mature, wise and caring young Christian man. I don’t take any of this for granted. For one, Micah could very well have died at birth. The doctors said there was a strong probability of this since...

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Sweet 16

My daughter, Hannah, just celebrated her 16th birthday this week.  Can’t believe she’s that old.  Can’t believe I’M that old! On the afternoon of her birthday, Heather and I stood in the driveway and waved goodbye as Hannah went for her first solo drive with her new license.  Granted, it was just a 5 minute spin around the subdivision, but it was still momentous.   I’m also looking forward to taking her out on...

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Motherhood

Mothers Open Their Hearts Eagerly Receiving HIS Overflowing Of Delight   Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV) Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree     planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,     and its...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview