Raising Teens Made Me a Better Human

(As originally published on HuffPost) The litany of challenges facing teens in today’s modern culture mocks the floodwaters of...

10 Ways the Grand Canyon Gave Me More Perspective as a Mom

Originally published at Parent.co The feeling in my legs disappeared – dragging the color in my face along with it...

Fly With Me – What 23 Years of Marriage Has Taught Me

Here is the short list of soul-altering lessons gleaned from the moment I stepped off the altar with my...

How Telling My Son He Couldn’t Get a Tattoo Inspired Me To Get One

“Tattoo? No. Way.” The words memed out of my mouth as if pre-programmed. “As long as you live under...

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Raising Teens Made Me a Better Human
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Getting Our Mind and Heart Put Right – Beatitudes for Parents

Raising kids has a way of stirring the pot of cellular unrest. Learning to see and acknowledge the clutter inside us takes hard work. Which is why God invented S.O.S. pads I guess. Clever guy. And his cleverness goes toe-to-toe with the wisdom instilled in his son. Jesus tells us, “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right.”

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When the Hearts of the Old and the Young Intertwine

Babies come into the world as a blank canvas awaiting the brushstrokes of life. The only thing they know is God, which is Love. For the elderly, the seasons of life have sprayed the canvas with a colorful array of knowledge and experience. Wisdom allows the venerable to see the painting in its simplest form – all of life centers around Love, which is God.

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Mommy, You Look Disgusting And I’m Sorry About That

When my daughter was six years old, she told me I looked disgusting. The interesting thing about her delivery, however, resided in the aftermath. She landed the punch but then followed the slam with a generous ice pack of remorse, “and I’m sorry about that.” Jesus doesn’t need to say, “and I’m sorry about that” after shining a mirror on our weaknesses and failures. He raises the bar a notch by telling us, “and I’ll love you anyway”; grace and mercy.

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Kids Can Bring Out THE DONALD In Us…as in the duck

Being told we are persecuting Jesus when we lose it as a parent is a whack upside the head. Which explains why I continue to pray to do the things I know I should do but still do the things I shouldn’t; concussions. I’ve endured many head traumas over the years from the skull whacking. And I’m hopeful Jesus takes my memory malady into consideration on judgement day.

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