A Few of my Favorite Things

It’s one thing to take a stand for something you don’t like or even hate, but wouldn’t you rather be known for things you love!? This is the difference: “Oh, Julie?! Yeah, she hates playing the middle man!” VERSUS “Oh, Julie?! She loves efficiency!” ******************************************* These are some of my favorite things that I love: […]

Day 3–Cultivate the Art of Listening (31 Days of Proactive Parenting)

In James 1:19, it says, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” God gave us two ears and one mouth–that should tell us something, huh? Man, I really need some help in this area. I get so insane […]

October 2 — Parenting Proactively: Trust

Before we had kids, I had in my mind how we would raise them. They would always say “please” and “thank you.” They would never get up from the table without asking to be excused. They would never throw temper tantrums in public, and there would be absolutely no complaining whatsoever. The children would always […]