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Make the World a Better Place

Make the World a Better Place

I walk into the venue and, “What? No chairs?”.  I keep thinking, “The chair crew better get busy! it’s just a few minutes before the concert starts!”.  Apparently, it’d been a long time since I had attended a concert because, well, they don’t do chairs […]

Christmas for the Next Generation

Christmas for the Next Generation

Growing up, I absolutely loved Christmas!  Everything about it. I was so bedazzled with the anticipation of it that I could hardly stand it. I remember Septembers seemed to go by so slowly while I spent the entire month wishing October would hurry up and […]

A Tender Christmas

A Tender Christmas

Tenderness. Do you sometimes wish you could get a scoop of it from your kitchen and, like pixy dust, sprinkle it on everyone in your family, being sure not to miss your own head, and magically, all the selfish indifferences oozing out would turn into fountains of tenderness?  Too bad it’s […]

Meal Time with Johnny and Molly Part 3

Meal Time with Johnny and Molly Part 3

The city park playground was beginning to score “boredom” on Johnny and Molly’s grading scale of “hilariously fun things to do”, so the moms decide on a change of scenery and plan to meet at the soccer field walking trail. Johnny and Molly can’t wait […]

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

 When it comes to traditions, the Riordans and the Sellers have got it goin’ on!  We are quite religious about our Thanksgiving timeline every year starting at 5:00 on Wednesday evening and finally going in for a landing at about 9:00 PM on Thanksgiving day; […]

Meal Time with Johnny and Molly Part 2

Meal Time with Johnny and Molly Part 2

“Thankfulness… obedience…respect… good choices”, Johnny’s mom is thoughtfully anticipating lunch with Johnny and the opportunity it offers to train him towards good character. After her talk with Molly’s mom (Part 1 of this series), she had to admit to herself that Johnny’s behavior at the table […]

Meal Time with Johnny and Molly Part 1

Meal Time with Johnny and Molly Part 1

Our children are constantly picking up, processing and sorting data from people, experiences, and their environment. The more people, experiences and environments they encounter, the more data they have stored in their little brains and very quickly learn to use the data as points of […]

Mean Mama

Mean Mama

If there is one area of parenting where I would fall into the “Mean Mama” category, training my kids to be healthy eaters would be it. Although I never actually put it into words, I guess my motto was “My kids’ health is more important to me than my comfort and […]

The Reign of Love

The Reign of Love

Love. Just the sound of the word itself evokes in me both benevolence and desire. The giving and receiving of Love is the most basic human emotional need.  Is it any wonder?  We were created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27). God displayed the ultimate […]

The Rule of Law

The Rule of Law

Where there is order there is government, instruction, or rule that finds its origin in God. Where there is disorder, these God ordained authorities are no longer functioning the way they were designed. The rule of law does not exist by some random chance. It was God’s idea. We […]