Category Archives: Parenting with Purpose

Eighth Wonder of the World

The eighth natural wonder of the world has been found, it is in middle school…the brain of an adolescent. It is indeed something to wonder at. Scientific studies have been done, survey’s tallied, charts graphed all come to the same … Continue reading

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Sacred siblings

The whole school laughed hysterically as I stood in the middle of the playground with my gym shorts around my ankles and my Raggedy Ann and Andy underwear on display. I stood in disbelief, my eyes filling with tears as … Continue reading

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Left or Right: Find balance

You may be absolutely, unequivocally correct. After all, they are your beliefs. You have every right to share them. And if people don’t like it, they can just unfriend you. I get it. I do. I love conservatives and liberals. … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Mindful Parenting and Teaching

If you’ve ever flown Southwest, you know they like to have fun with their safety announcements. I’ll never forget one that completely took me off guard – so funny and so wrong at the same time. “In the event of … Continue reading

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You have prepared them well

It’s almost time for Parent-Teacher conferences. If you’re like me, when the teacher speaks about those areas that need improvement, it can feel as if you’re the one being assessed. I remember meeting with my daughter’s kindergarten teacher last year. When she … Continue reading

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Parenting Styles: Cultivating the Character of Christ

I’ve shared several stories about the antics of my youngest son, Noah, such as how his teacher carried his clip on her shirt throughout kindergarten or how he graciously allowed his basketball opponents the chance at a few rebounds rather than … Continue reading

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A thinking mind and a compassionate heart – one without the other is a dangerous thing.

 As educators our desire is for students to be led to use their minds in such a way as to think, truly think. Their minds are not to be simply filled with facts and formulas, but stretched to learn how … Continue reading

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Freedom and Forgiveness

They are easy words to say.  You hear them all the time. Preachers preach about it. Teachers teach about it. We hear the words with our ears, but need to experience them in our hearts. Freedom and Forgiveness.  The words … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories of Faith

When my children were younger I could count on hearing one phrase as we neared bedtime… “Tell me a story about when you were my age.” Our children loved to hear stories (even from our dinner guests), but especially at … Continue reading

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3 L’s to promote your child’s spiritual gifts

    Your child is receiving a promotion. Sounds good, right? What are some of the first things that come to mind? Maybe you thought about skipping a grade, being named captain of a sports team, or if they have … Continue reading

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