Dear Responsible Momma,

  How does a high responsibility Mom take care of 5 boys who have little interest in responsibility?     #1: She goes crazy. She spends her every step trying to command them in “duties”—wash your hands, take off your shoes, put away your toys, make your bed, brush your teeth, stay on task! Thus,… Read more »

Lazy Parenting

We’ve all heard it.   “Do as I say, not as I do.”   What does “Do as I say not as I do” imply? It implies.. quite bluntly… you are a lazy parent. Telling your child to “do as you say and not as you do” is a cop-out of all cop outs. You… Read more »

  • freed by failure

    This hit me like a ton of bricks this week… I pray… but I pray little, I read… but seldom, and seldom do I look to heaven for a “renewed freshness” He who lives without prayer, he who lives with little prayer, he who seldom reads the Word, and he who seldom looks up to… Read more »

  • too busy?

    I am really trying to not complain so much… when people ask: “how are ya doin’?” my response has been: ooohhh pretty good [Eeyore style], busy, going crazy, “swimming” [in stuff to do] – I can always find stuff to complain about, but if I constantly come across as “too busy” then people are going… Read more »

  • “d”….”addy”

    I have re-learned something about God while interacting with Roman. The other day I did a little “experiement” I just let Roman kind of meander around the room, he was playing with his books, toys, and even getting into things that he shouldn’t have been, but I let him do it… then I would run… Read more »

  • sustain me

    oil art from Leslie Killinger ( Sustain Me – Song (Please Listen!) when my heart fails to forgive when my soul longs to live I will search and find your heart to bind my soul cuz your grace is here your grace is near your grace is all I need Your word is right your… Read more »

  • One God

    my awesome wife had a great insight the other day, her confession (and I’ve made this mine too) is that God is different sizes and different strengths for each area of her (and my own) walk and life. For me: At home God is big! At church God is pretty big, at work (it is… Read more »

  • remind me

    this is an old post… but I’m posting again. —————-I cannot claim to know your depths or even begin to see your heights. I am not worthy to lay prostrate before You, Yet YOU have come to ME. When all the arrows have made there hit and I find my shield was not raised, my… Read more »

  • call and pursue

    Don’t give me that cliché again It doesn’t calm my heart right now. Don’t give me that kind of Jesus, That’s not who He says he is.So take my heart, Show me how to love Take my life Show me how to trust.   I’ve seen this scenery long enough I think it’s time things… Read more »

  • Happy New Year

    As I sit here at the computer, my family asleep and the only company I have is a dried Christmas tree that has been abused by lack of watering …. I look at the calender hanging next to the desk and each day that has come and gone has been crossed off. I sit here… Read more »

  • Focus

    Focus is something that is needed in all contexts of life – working at a job, driving down the highway, building relationships, even relaxing for some… I believe that there is a raging battle for our focus on God and the enemy Focuses his efforts (yes even the enemy focuses) on making us as unfocused… Read more »

  • throne

    The H.S., my wife, and Louie Giglio teamed up on me this last week. [not really but it felt like it] I have been running myself ragged with things to do… and most of the time it is with one (or all) of my many hobbies. I have realized that I will do everything that… Read more »