Tag Archives: parent

Who is God’s favorite?

  As one of four children, I remember incessantly asking my mother which one of us was her favorite. None of us were satisfied with her answer of loving each of us the best, and loving each of us differently. … Continue reading

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Let your voice be heard

If you are between 16 and 39, or a parent of someone that age, and have wanted to have your voice heard in the Catholic Church, now is the time! There will be a Synod on Young People in 2018, … Continue reading

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Let me do it.

I have been dealing with some health issues with my youngest child lately. I hate when my children suffer. As we work our way through doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, referrals, and tests, I have thought about why this is so … Continue reading

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The Power of Love

  I’ve been thinking about the Holy Spirit recently. We have a picture of God as Father, and one of Jesus as Son and Savior, but the Holy Spirit doesn’t get a lot of press outside of looking like a … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Any parent knows that sacrifices are an almost daily event as you raise your children. You sacrifice sleep as your little one crawls into your bed with a nightmare. You sacrifice that book you were going to read when your … Continue reading

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First Steps

It’s the most wonderful thing to watch a young child just start to walk on their own. They’ve been holding on to fingers, couches, tables, and even a toy as they walk, and finally they have enough balance and confidence … Continue reading

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School Days

May my instruction soak in like the rain, and my discourse permeate like the dew, like a downpour upon the grass, like a shower upon the crops (Deuteronomy 32:2) I always loved the first day of school. Beginnings are a … Continue reading

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Always right

I have a teenage daughter who thinks she is always right. Unfortunately for me, she is right 90% of the time. The natural conclusion to this fact is that she knows more than her parents. While I keep reminding myself … Continue reading

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Hunting for Sheep

  I’ve always thought that the parable of the lost sheep was a little odd. Jesus asks of His listeners which of them “having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and … Continue reading

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Parenting Tips

Who knew that Jesus could be a parenting coach? As a parent, you do a lot of correcting, disciplining, and forming of your children. Sometimes, a situation calls for a strong response, and sometimes a very gentle one. As I … Continue reading

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