Joy & Happiness

There is an indescribable chasm dividing joy and happiness. My mom passed away in February and there are days when my sadness is nearly unbearable, but the steady drum beat of joy emanating from the faith she taught me, in word and deed my entire life, holds me together even when it seems everything inContinue reading “Joy & Happiness”

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The Art of Parenting

“Discipline your children, and they will give you peace; they will bring you the delights you desire.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬ https://www.bible.com/111/pro.29.17.niv Anger vs Guilt and What’s the Alternative? I was talking with a dad who would like to move away from allowing anger to take over from time to time in his parenting. We allContinue reading “The Art of Parenting”

School Shopping

I can hardly believe it’s time for school shopping again, but here we are at the mall. Years ago we decided to set a budget and allow the kids to choose their school clothes, etc. within it. It’s life changing! This does not mean they’re allowed to wear whatever they want. It does mean, however,Continue reading “School Shopping”