Choose Wisely

How many of us would like to change something about our lives? For instance: The family I was born into? Which side of “the tracks” I called home when I was young? Where my parents came from? The language I spoke as a child? The color of my hair? The  color of my...

Circumstances vs Qualities

The First Cornerstone of Life Is Full Of Choices: Life Is full of choices and the choices I make today will determine the qualities of my life both now, and in the future. Most of us want to have a good life, better than yesterday even better than our parents. ...

All Things

In the Church we often say: We know that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28a)  as a way of saying I don’t understand what is going on – but I am trusting God. Let me tell you a story. John and Sally Childress...

February 2020 – Affection

While in college, I had a roommate from Alaska. He told me that in the Eskimo language they have a bunch of words to designate different aspects of snow. That is because snow is an important a part of their lives, they need to know the type of snow they are taking...

Choosing Prayer

We work with people who are choosing to make changes to the choices they make.   But they have trouble seeing the choices they want to make because their history gets in the way.  They have been responding to a given circumstance in a certain way for so long...

Gods Choice – Our Choice

Life Is Full Of Choices looks at the world around us as a series of choices. The world, as it is, is the result of the choices we, and those who have come before us, have made. Some have made good choices – and we are enjoying the consequences of those choices,...

Core Need #1 – Affection

I recently was talking to a couple who shared that they knew they were giving their children all the affection they needed because they were giving them all the toys they asked for. I told them they were confused. They were buying temporary happiness for their...

Cornerstone #1 – The Future

I am sure some of you have heard that my mother died October 4th. This is as very confusing time for me because I miss her terribly and am glad that she is in heaven.  Those two emotions are hard to deal with at the same time. This blog though is about...

The Most Important

The fourth Core Need we deal with as we go through the Cornerstones and Core Needs of Growing Kids is Discipline. During the close of that session I ask the question “Which is the most important of the Core Needs. The options are Affections, Boundaries,...

8/20/19 – Responsibility

I was recently sent a post on FaceBook by a teacher who was getting her room ready for the new year. One Bulletin Board said, “Meet the wizard responsible for your choices, grades, success, words and actions.” Below every title (choices, grades...