Entries Tagged as 'perspective'

I could’ve been a perfect parent, and other Parenting Myths

March 24th, 2010 / 1 Comment

While having lunch with a friend last week, we have kids the same age in college, the conversation inevitably turned to talking about our kids when they were little. “There are a lot of things I did wrong when my kids were little,” my friend said. “If I could go back, I would do things […]

Teaching children to give offering, and learning from them too

March 22nd, 2010 / 1 Comment

(This post was posted last week, then accidentally deleted. So happy I recovered it!) In my Sunday School class, a 9-year-old boy saw my iPhone and excitedly told me that he was going to get one next week. *Jaw drops* A 9-year-old gets an expensive iPhone? “I got $200 from my grandma,” he said. I […]

Keeping laughter in the home

January 20th, 2010 / 2 Comments

One of the impressions I want to leave with my children is that the home is a place of fun and laughter. I want them know that family life is enjoyable, not just tolerable. There is enough bad news in the world that we don’t need our home to also be full of solemnness. Isn’t […]

Time together is not a waste of time

October 21st, 2009 / 3 Comments

Are you like me who just doesn’t seem to have enough time for everything? With the busy, busy, busy  lifestyle of most families today, are you feeling pressured to be productive? I always feel that I should be getting things done, check an item off the list. But do you consider spending time playing with […]

Making sense of hard times

October 8th, 2009 / No Comments

Are you familiar with the life of Joni Earekson Tada? A swimming excursion with friends ended up in tragedy for Joni when she was only a teenager. She dove into a lake not knowing how shallow it was. She hit bottom, and broke her neck, paralyzing her body from the neck down. Joni was a […]

How do we pray for our children?

October 7th, 2009 / 1 Comment

A missionary friend in Japan recently sent me this update about her son: [My son] has gone on a Wilderness Camp with his 11th grade class…They hike and camp out in the open, in groups of 10, taking turns leading the group (with adult advisors). I had been praying for no rain, but also that […]

There is hope for THAT child

August 3rd, 2009 / No Comments

I just finished helping out with a week of Vacation Bible School at my church. It was tiring but fun. Our VBS attracts a large number of kids from the community who do not normally come to our church. Guess which kids are the ones that everyone gets acquainted with real fast? Yup, the trouble […]

Parenting is an instinct and other myths

March 2nd, 2009 / 1 Comment

Myths often have a bit of truth about them, and that’s why we often buy into them. The problem with living with myths is that we end up frustrated with expectations that do not become reality. We beat ourselves up for not having a Martha Stewart house, or not having a HGTV landscaped garden, or […]

A good marriage is good for children

January 22nd, 2009 / 2 Comments

One of the best gifts to give your children is a good marriage between you and your spouse. But it’s a common experience that after couples have children, they have less time for each other. No doubt, children are demanding. We give them our time, energy, and affection. Then there’s nothing left for our spouse. […]

A 10-minute breather each day

October 28th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I was the featured guest post on Moms Talk Network yesterday on the topic of “10 Ways to Rejuvenate in 10 Minutes a Day.” I give some practical ideas that have worked for me, that would help a busy mom gain back some “perspective” in the midst of a busy day. If you don’t have […]