It’s one of those spiritual gifts that people will argue isn’t a gift. Sure it can fit under the listing of mercy but it holds it’s own credential. Compassion is one of those things that so many people struggle with and very few hold to. But my 9 year old daughter shames many of us [...]
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This week is going to be a busy week. Mikayla turns 9 on Tuesday 9!!! I can’t believe it. Bennet will be 7 on Wednesday, again WHERE do these years go?? The kids and myself will be doing a bit of camping this week, while Larry is at work. Bennet has a ”friendship” camp [...]
If you are in any form of leadership, you most likely have been to a few staff meetings. They may be weekly or monthly and in some bizarre cases annually. But they take place. The function of these meetings takes many forms and far too often they never take the correct form.
In my house three of us love snow. The normal people in the house can’t stand it. Really it’s not the snow, it’s the cold that comes along with it. I understand the need of snow in our area of the world and how it helps heal the land and promote new growth, and the [...]
I was reading a post on Jon Acuff’s blog this morning about anger and it got me thinking about some of the advice we received at our wedding and how it applies to so much more of our lives. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
I often comment on peoples birthday that I hope their entire year is a great one and wish them to carry the celebration as long as possible. I have a method to this, I want them to know how valuable they are in this world and how much I appreciate their life, that celebrating everyday [...]
I’m pulling this from my deep archives. As in this is the first post I did on blogger when I started blogging over a year ago before moving to our self hosted site. If you have read this before please read through again and share your thoughts on how we can improve the situation. If [...]
I worked in a factory a few years ago. Every morning or evening when we arrived we would take our time card walk to the electronic stamp and swipe the card. At the end of the shift we would do the same thing. We were putting in our time.
Waking up covered in cold sweat. Afraid to move as though it wasn’t a dream. Finally realizing you were not giving a speech in front of your class and had forgotten to put pants on. Nightmares come in all forms.
We have all faced a set time line in our life. In school we had dates to finish major projects, at work we had to meet a quota by a certain date, with family we had to have the house cleaned before parents arrived. Time lines are critical for motivation. But what happens when you [...]