Apr 26 2013

Jobs In Danger of Extinction

In today's world, technology is changing life as we know it! The down side - classic industries that we knew as children are in danger of disappearing. With those industries - goes jobs. 

It's sad to think of a world without a library! I took my 6 year old son to the library the other day and his jaw hit the floor! 

I want to urge everyone to keep these novelties alive in your children! Maybe take your kids to the library this weekend! Renew the love of great places! :-) 

- Librarian  

- Travel agents

- Newspaper deliverer

- The family farm 

- Supermarket cashier 

 
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Apr 22 2013

Building A Strong Family

Focus on the Family's Leon Wirth (Parenting Specialist) encourages families to do some "spiritual spring cleaning" and make room in their lives for these five key activities.

Building a strong family is really as simple as making room for these five things:

- Dinner

- Laughter

- Prayer

- Conversation

- Time

What would you add to the list? 

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Apr 19 2013

The Right Way To Say No

NO!! Why is that so hard to say? It's one of my weaknesses. I got this encouragement from my friends at Proverbs 31 Ministries. It might help you too when you're faced with another possible commitment and answering yes or no.

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it. Maybe, before saying yes to one more thing on my schedule today, I should ask myself a few questions. 

 - Am I trying to prove something?

 - Am I trying to impress someone?

 - Have I thought through the cost of saying yes?

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Mar 14 2013

Three things I Wish I'd Known Before Having Kids

I read an article written by family counselor, David Thomas, in which he explains  the three things he wished he and his wife knew before having kids. I thought it'd be good to share with you all!  

1. Parenthood is mostly about showing up.Little did I know that delivery would be the first of many times I’d feel uncertain, awkward or incompetent in parenting. The moments of uncertainty have created beautiful reminders of how desperately I need God—to parent, to love my wife, to care for my family and to just show up.

2. Parenthood is designed to help you grow up. Parenting will take us to the end of ourselves. It will drive us to a place of dependence, of crying out for help, of leaning into God. We aren’t designed to do this on our own.

3. Parenthood will expose the worst and the best of who you are. This enormous love that exists in me on behalf of my children has nearly wrecked me at times. But that same love is changing me—slowly, gradually, making me into something different. And hopefully, with God’s grace, something better.

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