Parenting is hard. I don’t think anyone who as been a parent for any amount of time would disagree. There aren’t always easy answers for the problems we face. Again and again, we need to ask God how to best face the challenges before us. Never is this more true, though, than when one is raising a child who is different.
Tears stood in my eyes as I listened to my son pronounce the words to his speech therapist. “Cat, cut, cow, call.” First the hard c sound at the beginning of words, then in the middle, then at the end. Then the same with the hard g. I was amazed. Every single c and g (at the beginning, middle, and end of words) was perfect.
My oldest son will be driving soon, and for me, that’s a rather scary thought. Especially when I consider some of the recent stories I’ve heard of his older cousins who have recently learned to drive. (Some of which involve telephone poles and flipped Four Wheelers.)
Add to that the fact that one out of every two teen drivers
It seems like Christmas isn’t too far behind us and here I am looking ahead to Easter. You might be wondering why I would be writing an Easter post in January. There are several reasons. The death and resurrection of Jesus are at the heart of our faith. After writing about the importance of traditions […]
We cannot overemphasize the importance of prayer in our children’s lives. One of my favorite methods of prayer is praying scripture over my children. There is something powerful about using God’s word in prayer. For years I’ve loved Amy Carmichael’s prayer that she prayed for the children under her care in her orphanage in India. […]
It looks like a tornado just went through our house. The floor is scattered from one corner to the other with building blocks and little cars and tiny plastic figures. I told my son yesterday that our house is a perpetual mess lately. And he looks at me and says, “Out with it, Mom, you […]
The world is a scary place, actually a really terrifying place, to be raising kids. You just have to glance at the headlines in the paper to see that the world is turning against Christianity. How long will we or our children have the freedom to worship Christ openly? Unless God reaches down and puts […]