Category Archives: Parenting

Priorities Reveal What Your Heart Treasures

What are your priorities?  Someone once said, Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and time, and I’ll tell you what they are. What does your calendar and your bank statements say about your values? Priorities Reveal the Heart Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where … Continue reading Priorities Reveal What Your Heart Treasures

Send Off and Seal the Day Right

Morning send-offs and bedtime rituals are two of the most critical times in your child’s day.  This new school year is a perfect time to establish positive Send off and Seal rituals with your child so they feel loved as they begin and end their day. Send-Off with Love Every child has an emotional love tank, … Continue reading Send Off and Seal the Day Right

Technology and Parenting

In his book, The Tech-Wise Family, Andy Crouch reveals that parents list technology and social media as the #1 reason they think parenting is more complicated than it has ever been before. Raising Children in a Technologically Driven World Zachary Stark, Executive Pastor at our church, presented a message a few weeks ago I think … Continue reading Technology and Parenting

Love Your Child in the Language He Understands

Parents want to know the secret to loving their children effectively. How can a parent love a child in the language they understand? Love Language Every child has a special way of perceiving love, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, co-author of  The 5 Love Languages of Children. Children (and all people) speak and understand emotional … Continue reading Love Your Child in the Language He Understands

How to Have a Stress-Free Start to the School Year

How can it be back to school time already? Dennis and I have had a fun summer with vacations, family excursions and making memories with our grandchildren. Back when we were in school, summer vacation was from June to September. Now days, the break is generally only an 8-week reprieve. I thought these three solutions … Continue reading How to Have a Stress-Free Start to the School Year