When all my children were toddlers, I wrote an article called “20 Ways to Help Children Be Givers.” Looking back at that list, we still do a lot of those things! Since I made the list a little over eight years ago, I decided I wanted to add to the list. Here are eight more […]
Taking the Initiative to Love
Today I made dinner with Bethel. I noticed awhile back that she hadn’t asked to help out in the kitchen for awhile. I guessed she was lacking some confidence, and wondering if I have recently been a little too irritable trying to share the kitchen in my too-small military housing kitchen. (I have a window […]
The Cat, and Possessing Children
I was motivated to get another pet after brainstorming our children’s love languages, watching how important physical touch was for all of them. I’ve been working on being more deliberate with my own physical expressions of love, but felt like they needed more tactile experiences. I’m sure there are other ways to meet this need, […]
Do You Need Help Loving Your Child?
One of the blessings God provides us mamas of children is the instruction to older women to teach us how to love our own children. Sometimes I get tunnel vision, caught up in the day-to-day details of discipleship that I can’t see the beauty of the person God created. Maybe you’ve done that, too. Our […]