Monday, October 3, 2016

Start Apologizing When They're Young

One of my deepest desires in life is to be a good parent…. and one of my deepest fears is that I will utterly fail at that. At times, I’ve taken this fear to the point of wanting to be a perfect parent, desperately wanting to achieve the impossible. Because of my desire to be a good parent and recognizing that it is impossible for me to be perfect, I believe it is crucial to start apologizing to my children when they’re young.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

My Week Without a Phone

Today marks one week I've been without a phone. Last Monday morning, my kiddo decided to throw it on the ground with all his might, and broke the glass just right so that (though just a few small scratches on the screen) it no longer functions. And in my family's efforts to be frugal, we are waiting a while to get it fixed.

So as a stay at home mom, what have I been doing with my time this last week with no smartphone to entertain me and communicate with? Well with Facebook and iMessage, I have been able to use our computer to communicate with those the necessary people in my life. And, I hate to admit, to entertain myself I have been streaming Netflix throughout the day as I take care of my home.

I'm not going to lie, everyday I miss doing something on my phone. One of the worst parts was for the 3 days before it died, I could hear every phone call and text message alert. It felt kinda lonely not being able to see who was trying to contact me. I even miss my phone as a time waster to play games and check social media.

But I remember that wasting my time is not making the most of this short life God has given me. And how blessed I am to have AC and hot running water.

So in this period with no phone, I want to be grateful for what I do have. I want to use my time wisely, time that would have otherwise been wasted.

Psalm 101:3
I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not fasten its grip on me. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How Should Christians Handle Gray Areas in Life?

 It would be so nice if life only handed us black and white choices. “This is right, that is wrong, simple as that.” But not every situation is that easy. Many people may try to say so or make it so, but that’s just not the case.

     God made people to be complex, emotional beings. The differences in people’s personalities and internal struggles often produces big, sloppy messes that take patience and an extended process to clean up. Here are just a few examples of “gray area” situations Christians may face:

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