I Want To ADD One Thing to Dare Twenty-Seven…

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The paper glowed red, smoke spun spiral wisps up into the air, and black charred bits flaked off and fell to the ground. Was this it?  All the years of hurt, the pain, the sorrow, the silent tears cried alone at night... Gone? The dare said to list all the ways he's wronged her in the past, Continue Reading

Time for Apology?

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When I woke this morning, I knew God wanted me to share with you that I had sinned against my husband, hurt his feelings, and what happened as a result. I wasn't surprised, therefore, when I read Proverbs 28 today, in verse 13: "He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and Continue Reading

Got Conflict?

My 16 year old blew me away yesterday. Talking about conflict and how to best resolve it, I heard what I've been teaching him emerge in a single sentence. For a brief moment, I wondered if I'd created a doormat.  Then He clarified. First, he said, "Dealing with conflict is easy, mom, once you Continue Reading

Angry?

Last night, one of my teen boys came up from behind me when I was getting ready for bed, and sheepishly told me, "I'm sorry I was so rotten when we were doing math…" "I forgive you, baby." He'd been angry, but I knew it was at himself, and not me. He doesn't like to make math mistakes. Or any Continue Reading

I Blew It… Again…

Oops. Uh-Oh. I can't get through a day without apologizing to nearly everyone I live with at least once. I forget things, even though I am highly scheduled. I'm sometimes selfish, so I inadvertently hurt someone else's feelings. I get sick and have chronic pain, so I can be short on Continue Reading