encouragement

Encouraging Your Children’s Dreams While You Pursue Your Own

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Be joyful… always?

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It was early in the morning, right after I woke up, and I heard my kids laughing down the hall. I tip-toed toward their rooms, wondering what was so funny. Halfway there, I stopped. (I didn’t want to interrupt because I didn’t want their laughter to end.) A smile spread across my face as I […] Read more…

Because one day, our nest will be empty…

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“A pair of birds built a nest outside our window. They labored over the nest, then eggs were laid. There were five tiny eggs. The mother bird sat on those eggs. She sat and waited. Finally the day came and the eggs hatched. She worked tirelessly to see that her babies had food. She would find them food and return […] Read more…

The story about my son and the light bulbs

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I grab my purse off the counter and hurry toward the door. “Wait,” my ten-year-old says, coming down the stairs, a flashlight in his hands. I’ve gotta show you something.” His eyes are bright and he’s smiling. We’re running late for church, but he’s barefoot and his hair isn’t brushed yet. “I’ll meet you guys […] Read more…