I’m messy. I’m tired. I’m grateful. I’m done. As I painted my daughter’s room, I started getting depressed. - Why am I covering up my kid’s life? - Just because clouds and glowing stars are scratched and marred, does that mean I have to clean it up? I sighed. Help me out, God. “Be grateful.” … Continue reading Pause to Paint: I’m done!
The tension was on. Results were critical. The decorated shoebox was in place, corner-squared on my desktop. Its slotted lid was a gaping mouth- begging, begging for food. I was in the sixth grade, Valentine’s Day, 1968. I’d separated six sheets of Valentines, carefully scoring each punctured piece to pull out the cards: an elephant … Continue reading The Love Note
A Big Shout Out to Moms! Hey, Moms! Thank you for hanging in there! Please remember that every mundane task, every irritating interruption, every chaotic crisis is a high and holy calling! You may not feel angelic as you wipe up another spill, wait up another night, put up with another complaint, and hold up … Continue reading Laurie’s big shout-out to moms!
There are many ways we build walls in our families. A wall is anything that prevents us from connecting and enjoying each other. A wall can destroy interaction between parent and child. It can eat away at a marriage. God offers the ultimate means of tearing down walls. This Type A lady is excited to … Continue reading Tear Down That Wall
What's the biggest problem facing your high school students today? I was working with the Faith Family Resource Center to create a series of parental programs to help children succeed in high school. Being a good little journalist, I decided to do a little investigative reporting to find out from school staff members exactly what … Continue reading What’s the Biggest Problem Facing Your High School Students Today?
Want to help your child do well in school? Love your husband or your wife. Statistics show children in homes whose parents have happy marriages do better in school. The Type A Lady reminds you love is a choice. Feelings follow actions. If you choose to love over and over....feelings will follow. C'mon...Choose to love!
This Type A lady needs help in so many ways… especially when it comes to kids! Here’s a handy checklist to help your child excel in school. With end of year activities and testing, this is good stuff to consider. "Check" it out below... And, as always, base all your actions on the Word of … Continue reading Helping Your Child Excel in School