There are times when my words seem way to big and messy for my heart expression. It's effortless to draw a picture with it's neat boundaries, limited palette and simple tools. I can finish relatively quick and sit back and look with bended emotions. Feeling a hundred feelings , surrendering to each one Without confusion. … Continue reading For this Child I pray
Our foxes hanging out under the bird feeder When something doesn't go well, I have a tendency to look back at all the things that I should have done, or could have done differently and beat myself up, but God keeps reminding me that no matter how well or imperfectly I parented He is in … Continue reading No Perfect Parents
Can we measure the value of human touch and physical closeness? "Sisters" Kim Blenkhorn Presently, with Covid-19 invading the peoples of the world social distancing has not only become the new normal, it is being enforced with the threat of fines. Only in private home behind closed doors are we permitted to show affection to … Continue reading The Value of Human Closeness
I know how God Feels about his children when I look at mine, all the Love and all the frustration Divine. I’m tired of trying to get ungrateful and unredeemed children to obey my rules all day I know how God felt I’m tired of emptying myself to give them what they need, and getting … Continue reading Parenting Teenagers
This poem is for any parent who ever felt their work was not good enough.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 This is a beautiful sermon Paul wrote on God's instruction from Leviticus, to Love your neighbor as … Continue reading When Christians are too “others-centered”
Yesterday was the first day of 24 days of my prayer challenge. The focus was on praying for my teens honesty. I started the prayer with my own honesty with God. I have been struggling to pray this summer. I was honest about my feelings, my anger and my fear and that honesty, I came … Continue reading I am not in control of My teens journey towards God.
Letting go of your kids Today with millions (maybe thousands) of other parents across new England , I sent my two teenagers off to the first day of school, although I didn't really send them, they just go now. And I exhaled. Many years ago I would be anxious sending them off, now I … Continue reading saying goodbye to summer
As parents we are always saying farewell. From the moment a baby is born we begin the process of separation. It’s easy to forget in the day to day business of living, that our job as parents is to set our people free, let them fly, give them wings so they can soar into a … Continue reading Fly Away Home