This post contains affiliate links. When my kids were growing up, one of my most pressing duties was to protect them. I was in charge of their physical safety as well as protection of their spiritual, emotional, and intellectual well-being. To be clear, though, I wasn’t a preserve-their-precious-self-esteem-at-all-costs mom. I took flak for allowing them […]
Reflections on Experiences
Have you ever noticed that funerals and celebrations of life often paint a portrait of perfection, almost saintlike? Here’s an honest way of thinking about sainthood.
I learned about grace and generosity from kids and bags of grapes. Practical understanding of grace means accepting generosity, even when it seems or looks unfair. Here’s my story.
In Luke 6, Jesus says we should give people what they ask for and if someone takes without asking, we should offer more. This statement seems odd, as if we should reward someone for bad behavior. Here’s how I’ve seen this happen.
Being open to surprises means being available for transformation. If we get what we expect, then we’ll feel affirmed. But what we really need for change is a new understanding.
You may need to quickly assess a person or situation. But how do you keep from wrongly judging and condemning? Learn how to stop judging and enjoy better relationships.