Challenges are a normal part of life. Many people look at challenges and loathe them, but challenges help move us forward. We would stand still without challenges, would never improve ourselves, and would always be the same people we are right now. Indeed, sometimes life can seem dull when we are not faced with something to challenge us!
This knowledge may make challenges somewhat easier to deal with and may even enable you to defeat challenges or obstacles…Continue
Life is transition, whether we realize it or not. To think it is static is to buck up against a hard reality. To believe that things will never change – whether good things or bad things – belies the truth.
I have been guilty of living in the past.
Nothing good in my life ever happened without a struggle. Loss, dreams deferred, tragedy and…Continue
When your child was three years old, you had one way to communicate. Due to their immaturity, chances are you were more directive and direct with them. “Don’t touch the hot stove!” or “Let’s go use the potty!” These were the ways we communicated based on the needs of the moment.
Through the years, you had to go with the flow in talking to your child. Middle child brought another shifting. In the teen years, you might have felt like you were talking to an…Continue
The fatigue that accompanied mothering when the children were young was sometimes crippling. A day of stress on top of stress took a toll. By the time their dad came home, I was a depressed puddle of a mess.
One thing that invigorated me was going to a mom’s group, or a homeschool mom’s group. We would gather, swap war stories, share ideas, and pray for one another. Going to one of these meetings was sure to lift my spirits.
I often wondered why. Now I…Continue