Children Category

Lessons from a toddler

Have you ever been caught off guard and discovered that someone was either hurt, influenced, or inspired by something you did or said? God certainly has a way of revealing lessons in the most subtle way. I just got back to Florida after spending a few days in Minnesota. I went from 89 degree weather […]

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Do you want a trophy or do you want the truth?

Don’t you just love it when you hear a conversation that doesn’t involve you, but it stays with you for a long time?  There were three eleven(ish) year old boys who were having  swimming races across the pool. One of the boys would pretty much throw a fit every time because he never won. Before their last […]

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How Do You Know?

I am a mom to 3 sons. Although they are adults now, I can’t help but think back to the days when I would have to tell one of them (or all 3 of them at the same time, which was the WORST!) why they couldn’t go outside without a winter coat on, play one more […]

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Friendship

    Friendships come in all shapes and sizes. These two little girls were born within hours apart in the same hospital. No one knew it then, but their moms would become friends. Their grandparents met in the waiting room on the day they were being brought into this world. These girls were the grandparents’ […]

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Be the Example

“ Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” Philippians 2:14-16 There always seems to be a debate […]

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You Know It’s Bad When a Funeral Director Gets Involved

You know that amazing feeling you get when you stumble upon something that just absolutely makes your day? Like…finding cash in your pocket that you didn’t even know you had?  I had something like that happen to me today. First, let me explain something that happened last Friday. We had just walked into a restaurant […]

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Answers to Tough Questions

The thought of death can be a scary thing. Even though we think we know what to expect when a loved one is at the end of their journey, I’ve learned that we are never prepared to say goodbye. I bought a book called God Gave Us Easter, by Lisa Tawn Bergen, for my granddaughter for […]

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What do we Chase?

Do you have that one go-to place that you know will bring you some type of fulfillment or will  provide that peace that you long for?  Maybe it’s church. Perhaps it’s sitting on your back porch swing with a friend and a large glass of iced tea. Wherever that place is, you can’t wait to be there […]

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Will You Pray for Me?

I was recently reminded how important it is to say what you mean and mean what you say. One of my students (5 years old) told me a couple of weeks ago that her grandpa had surgery on his arm. She acted a little worried so I told her that I would pray for him. […]

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The Smile File

My husband absolutely loves the fact that I teach preschool.  I think he would admit that it’s because he  loves hearing all the stories that I share with him. Most of them are funny – some are even HILArious, but there’s been a few times when a story was simply about something that touched my heart. […]

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