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Category Archives: parenting
The Power of Good Communication
A few days ago I wrote about the power of chocolate; how chocolate had motivated my girls to get ready for school on time. Since then we have come up with a much better way to encourage our children to get … Continue reading
Posted in church, creative communication, discipleship, Faith, Learning, Life experiences, parenting Tagged communicating God loves you through activities, communicating the good news in creative ways, communication, creative communication, creative learning, if you can't explain it simply you don't understand it, learning, learning styles and church, learning through fun, parent Leave a comment
The One About Sleeping Peacefully
Have you ever thought about how daft the phrase sleeping like a baby is? Babies do sleep peacefully at times, but they are also helpless. If they have a wet or dirty nappy, they have been sick or they feel unwell … Continue reading
Posted in change, Faith, God is our father, God is with us, God loves us, parenting, peace Tagged being open to change, God of hope fill you with joy and peace, God's face smile on us, God's gift of peace, let god change you, peace, pour our your hearts, psalm 4, Psalm 4.8, sleep in peace, sleeping like a baby ironic Leave a comment
The One About the Power of Chocolate
My girls both enjoy going to school but it can be hard to motivate them in the morning to get their shoes and coats on and to brush their hair ready to go out on time. Yesterday, though was different. There … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Life experiences, motivation, parenting Tagged life experiences, motivation, parenting, positive parenting, the power of chocolate 1 Comment
The One Where I Was Nearly Ironic
My daughter came up to me just over an hour ago and said ‘will you play with me?’ My instant reply, because I was in the middle of something, was ‘no, I have some work to do’ but then I stopped … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, God is our father, Life experiences, parenting, Relationship with God Tagged Christianity is about a relationship not a religion, God is the perfect parent, is christianity a duty or a relationship, life experiences, making time for what is important, parenting, positive parenting, relationship with God, time is precious Leave a comment
Were Mary and Joseph disappointed with God?
Mary felt privileged, after all she was giving birth to the son on God. She had wondered what it would be like and how God would make the occasion special but going into labour where the animals were kept probably wasn’t … Continue reading
She wasn’t having her best day but then we found some muddy puddles and things changed
It’s been a tough few months for our family. We have had a lot of illness, a lot of pressure and some difficult choices to make. When life is hard we often feel tired and tiredness can lead to withdrawal … Continue reading
Posted in Being honest about our faith, discipleship, Faith, freedom, God is with us, happiness, hope, Life experiences, Life in all it's fullness, parenting, Relationship with God Tagged behavioural issues, coping with difficulties, finding joy in life, life in all its fullness, our mindset defines how we behave, parenting, special needs, splashing in muddy puddles, the me I was meant to be Leave a comment
Stories of childhood in WW2 and the lessons we can learn
I had an inspiring conversation recently with a group of people who were children during the WW2. They told me about doodlebugs (missile like flying bombs) and the sound they used to make so that you knew they were coming. … Continue reading
When my five year old helped me to see that I was wrong
Yesterday I wrote about treat or treating and I said that it didn’t go so well because not many people opened their doors. Within an hour of me posting, my daughter began to tell me how her class had been talking at school … Continue reading
No road markings?
What is wrong with this picture? The road markings had been repainted after resurfacing work but the sign still hadn’t been moved. Road markings are really helpful because they tell you where you can drive and where other traffic might … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Faith, Life experiences, parenting Tagged boundaries, christian values, funny sign, love God, love your neighbour, resurfacing work, road markings Leave a comment
I’d better win or else
Please make me win If you don’t I would not pay you. This is what my daughter wrote on the envelope for her competition entry. The language is clumsy but it is supposed to be a threat because she thought that then she … Continue reading