Well life goes on … Lord willing, I will make live the posts I have had to hold back until the foster kids are a part of our family officially. Until then … just a few shadows running around. A life on hold. These little foster kids have some other issues that need to be addressed by our court system. In the defense of “privacy” we are forbidden to upload pictures of them online until such a time as their status changes. There is a few cultural and psychological…read more
My wife always says I have a favorite child. I don’t think I do, although one annoys me a little less than others. 🙂 Still I try and be fair however I am easily manipulated by my crazy little girls. Last night we had a MATCH Homeschool Co-Op showcase and four of my kids played music and/or had art and other projects on display. They are all interested in different things and all are unique in my heart. Can you love one kid more than another? I am sure you can. As a…read more
It is okay to cry. I have been telling my kids that for the last few months. They have dealt with death and loss and the pain of being let down. They have had betrayal by friends and forgotten by teachers and broken promises, mine included. Sometimes the pursuit of painless perfection and a disappointment free world for our children leaves us stumbling for a better way to protect their world. We do our best to inoculate our kids from discomfort. It isn’t the physical pain that we deal with…read more
Recently I have had a couple families come to me very concerned that their children want nothing to do with Church or the things of God. We watch as they grow up and then out of the church. Parents no longer “make” their children come trying to help them learn to make good decisions. Often this leads to allowing them to make poor decisions in other areas of life too. It breaks my heart and I am sure it breaks many others. Why do they leave? Personally, it is a growing…read more
Matthew 7:11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!