HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

“I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:18 NKJV “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And you, fathers, do notContinue reading “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY”

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Her children rise up and call her blessed” Celebrate your mother, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, godmothers, teachers, community leaders and all the women who have positively affected your life. If possible, give them flowers while they can smell them and kind words while they can hear them. Here are ten lessons I learned from my mom… KeepContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day!”

High Hopes!

“Next time you’re found, with your chin on the ground There’s a lot to be learned, so look around Just what makes that little old ant Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant Anyone knows an ant, can’t Move a rubber tree plant” My hopes haven’t always been high. I’ve always been a “realist” evenContinue reading “High Hopes!”

Bee Yourself!

Comparison is the root of discontent. This is one truth I discovered this last decade or so. We will never fully appreciate what we have if we always compare ourselves to other people. My solution for this is to stay focused and run my race. I watched a great example of this during the Olympics.Continue reading “Bee Yourself!”

Soar!

I read somewhere that eagles teach their chicks to fly by dropping them from high heights. The parents will continue to catch their babies until eventually the chicks stretch their wings and begin to fly for themselves. I dropped my own “chick” off at college last week. We prepared for his eventual departure by slowlyContinue reading “Soar!”

Solo!

Today is the first day of school for my youngest child. Lan begins his senior year without the watchful eyes of big brother nearby. There was a time I’d be worried sick. Today, I’m simply grateful. Today my kid is flying solo! Class schedule finalized? Check! IEP (individualized education plan) in place and all participantsContinue reading “Solo!”

The Winds of Change…

cy·clone:  “storm with very high winds”  Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary A new job. Another new job. A graduation. That about sums up the changes in my household. Sometimes change comes as a soft breeze, unexpected yet refreshing. Then there are times when change pummels us with the fury of a hurricane. Some changes we seek. Others find us. OnContinue reading “The Winds of Change…”

Peace Keepers!

“Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification,” Romans 14:19 NIV.   Paul was addressing Christians who were debating dietary restrictions. Paul saw their argument as insignificant, teaching them instead that God’s kingdom is more than food or drink and is of righteousness, peace and joy in theContinue reading “Peace Keepers!”

Fathers…

“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:2-4 NKJV One of myContinue reading “Fathers…”

HEAR! HEAR!!

“Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion…” Hebrews 3:8 NKJV Today my oldest son stated that I’m “less judgmental than I was five to seven years ago.” Surely, I hadn’t heard him correctly. “Excuse me?!” Was I a terror those years ago? Maybe. My mini-me calls itContinue reading “HEAR! HEAR!!”