Several years ago, I went with my grandfather to get some medical supplies for my grandmother. Over the course of the conversation with the lady who worked there, the subject of church came up. I asked where she went to church. She named the church … Continue reading Do You Have to Try to Get to Heaven? Can You Know You’re Going?
For several years, the subject of racial reconciliation has been on my heart. I grew up in a more racially diverse area, but I currently live in an area where old racism still exists. As much as I love living in South Carolina, I will … Continue reading A Great Day for South Carolina Baptists
Dear readers and fellow bloggers, I have been reaching out to a pastor a day throughout the week and asking how I can pray for the pastor and family. Three bloggers sent me contact info, and I was able to contact them. Each pastor graciously … Continue reading I Want to Encourage Your Pastor
Today was the first time I have preached since I stepped away from the church plant. As a church planter, I enjoyed the casual atmosphere (specifically clothing), the more modern worship music, and flexibilities I had that I had not previously experienced. There was, however, … Continue reading A Joy to Preach Again
Don't worry! This is not a commentary on the soap opera, so please hold the stones😂. This title described me not too many years ago. When my first opportunities for ministry came during my teen years, I was so excited. It didn't matter if I … Continue reading Young & Restless
If you are a parent of teens like I am, you need this!
My oldest son, Kevin and his wife, Michelle recently gave my husband and I the best news we’ve received in a long time:
We are going to be grandparents! Aaah! It’s exciting and unbelievable.
How did we get here already?
The past several years has been a series of transitions as each kid grew from being under our control— to under our influence. The shift began long before they turned 18. It’s a natural, normal, and necessary progression for teenagers to begin moving away from their dependence upon their parents. It’s also natural for parents to waver in adapting to this progression for independence. If we want our kids to grow into responsible adult members of society, we must prepare them for eventually leaving the nest and living in the real world.
So, how can parents prepare their young adults to live in the real world successfully?
Raising Kids Successfully…
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I know you all are ready for a post that speaks of all the Yuletide glee of the Christmas season, but I'm sorry to disappoint you. Tonight, we set our clocks back an hour. So, here's to an extra hour of sleep😀. ⏰ ⏰ ⏰ … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year