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Of Legos and Life

My youngest son had a birthday recently, and when I asked him what he wanted to celebrate, he asked for Lego sets. We sat down together to check out what was available on Amazon and ordered a couple race cars that he liked. The package arrived yesterday much to his ...

Personal Responsibility-Is It a Big Deal?

Taking personal responsibility-is it really a big deal? As a mom, helping my children to resolve conflicts, disappointments, or difficulties can be really challenging.  To navigate the emotional minefields that come up in a way that helps everyone involved to not ...

Is Perseverance Worth the Effort?

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 I’ve been learning some lessons about perseverance and trust the last number of days.  I think we have to learn these over and over in every ...

Progress By “Slips of the Tongue”

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."  Samuel Johnson I just got done doing some rhyming words with my 7 year old. That may sound like a simple thing for most 7 year olds, but here's the deal- I'm so stinkin' proud of her for doing so good ...

Shift Your Normal-What It’s All About

So...Shift Your Normal...what's that supposed to be about?  Why would we want to do that? While staying in our comfort zone, doing things we have already learned to do, and not needing to put forth effort to stretch ourselves is comfortable and feels safe, it's my ...

Make Mistakes Not Excuses!

Have you ever heard anyone say that they have a goal of failing? I haven’t, but I’m starting to think that maybe we should have goals to fail!  I’ve been thinking about the principle of not doing the things that we know to do, because I came across ...