Do you have a specific plan for how you are going to connect with your child’s heart?
Every leader knows that there are things you plan for in your week and then there the things that are unplanned. I come to the end of some weeks and realize I have been gone from home (especially nights) more than I’ve been there. Meetings, counseling, unexpected hospital trips, kids’ activities, etc., can easily push out the time at home in the evenings. I have found that even when we are at home there is homework and stuff around the house that keeps us all busy until bedtime.
Being a foster family provides many opportunities for good pictures. We currently have two foster kids. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, I hope pictures like these help give you a glimpse of what it looks like around the house.
As always, I like to take some good resources I’ve recently stumbled upon, and pass them on to my readers. It might be blog posts I’ve read, books I’d recommend, various videos I’ve found, or just random things that I find worthwhile. Enjoy.
Summer camp is a powerful place. I know that first hand. Over the past few decades, our culture has changed dramatically. Because of these changes, the impact that a week of camp can have on a child has only increased.
I managed to do it for almost 40 years. You might be doing it right now, and yet you don’t even realize it. Some of you know you’re doing it, you’re ok with the fact you’re doing it, and have no plans to change the fact you’re doing it. What is it? You are ignoring the orphan.
Being a coward is not difficult for me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t enjoy pain. Conflict with people closest to me doesn’t energize me. If given the opportunity between fight or flight, 9 times out of 10 I’d probably choose flight. How about you?
This blog is not about me, yet there are times when I think it is good to stop and talk with you who are reading about my life. This past month has been a whirlwind of decisions and announcements for us, and I think it only appropriate to stop and explain a few things.
It’s been almost 20 years ago now. I still remember the name of the class: Psychology 2017 – Advanced Experimental Statistical Psychology. It was the final exam of the lab part of the lecture/lab class. Although I had pulled an all-nighter to prepare for the final, my mind went blank when I needed it the most. Little did I realize, the decisions I made next would impact my family forever.
Every once in a while, I like to post some interesting things I’ve stumbled upon. I typically lump these various books, articles, or video clips into these posts I call, “Friday Finds.” Enjoy.