Monthly Archives: August 2010

Faith–Getting to Know “The Ice”

After talking this morning with a friend who has been out of work for almost a year, I was thinking about faith.   Through the years, I’ve asked myself many questions about faith, such as “What is faith?  Why does it … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip–Sharing Power

A few years back, I heard Dr. Wilder talking about sharing power.  I think I already knew the principle without knowing the words to describe it and it was helpful to hear what he had to say about it. He writes extensively … Continue reading

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Parenting Tip-Preventing Sibling Rivalry

Any family with more than one child wants help with preventing sibling rivalry.  Even with one child, this beast can rear its head with cousins or friends. The best way to prevent or eliminate rivalry is by not negatively comparing … Continue reading

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Pain Means Comfort is on the Way

Whenever I make this statement, ‘Pain means comfort is on the way,’ I see a look on people’s faces that seems to be saying, “You’ve gotta be kidding.”  Comfort during pain doesn’t seem to be the norm in most of … Continue reading

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Asking Forgiveness

Years ago I learned in a seminar the importance of asking forgiveness in a specific way. Most of us were taught to say, “I’m sorry,” even from an early age.  When I learned this different way to seek forgiveness, it … Continue reading

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What is Maturity?–Part 2

In Part 1 of What is Maturity we looked briefly at some definitions and characteristics of maturity, focusing on emotional maturity rather than physical or Spiritual maturity.  We considered some basic reactions that people may have that indicate their maturity.  … Continue reading

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Daily Parenting Tip–Two Tips for Tweens

As your child moves into middle school you may be begin to worry about the stories you’ve heard about the tween years.   You may ask yourself if it might be possible to ship them off to Grandma for a few … Continue reading

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