It began with a song, as many things in our household do. We are not good singers, per se, but we are enthusiastic! With an eclectic background of music in our repertoire, each of the members of our family will randomly belt out a chorus when the inspiration strikes. Enoch, especially, is prone to comedic…… Continue reading Fear vs. Faith: Why am I Waiting?
I was chatting with a friend the other day and she asked me about some ways I’ve been blessed and why I may have been blessed. It reminded me of something I’ve felt for a long time—that previous generations must have been praying for me. Not me, Amy, in particular, but rather the idea of…… Continue reading Praying for Future Generations
“Yay, Elon!” We cheer and clap as he puts a block into the bin. He grins a cute little grin, and claps for himself too. At 18 months, he is in the beginning stages of learning to follow instruction and teaching him involves constant positive reinforcement. He puts his toys away, not because it’s the…… Continue reading Stages of Obedience: Learning to Anticipate
I never thought I would title an article to include the word “hate”. Hate goes against so much of the gospel message, which is about love. However, it occurred to me today that there is a place for hate as well. This is a hatred of anything that comes between us and God, because of…… Continue reading Learning to Hate in the New Year
Legos are one of my all-time favorite toys. From the age a child stops trying to eat them, until adulthood, they are a creative and stimulating activity. If people ask me what they can buy one of my kids for a birthday present, Legos are always on the list! My kids love getting a new…… Continue reading Perseverance: In the Mundane
The other night I got a text from a dear friend. We were conversing about the tough life situation she finds herself in. In her heartache she wrote to me: “If only I could foresee the future. If I could see that my girls would grow up well and have good lives. And that somehow…… Continue reading Perseverance: During Hardships
Perseverance has been a hot topic in my house lately—particularly with one of my sons. He doesn’t mind doing stuff that comes easily to him, but if a task is remotely difficult or confusing he starts to withdraw and give up before even trying to proceed. At times it seems he would rather sulk and…… Continue reading Perseverance: Faced with Obstacles