Category: Raising grandchildren

When Your Abnormal Becomes Normal

You’ve probably heard the story of the cute little frog placed in a pot of nice cool water. Slowly the water heated up until the cute little frog became a cooked little frog. He never saw, or felt, it coming. That’s what happens in our families when we ignore the

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A quick Father’s Day note from Jesus

Father’s Day. Do those words put joy to your heart and a spring in your step? If not, it may be because: You didn’t have a good relationship with your dad. Your heart hurts for your kids who didn’t have healthy dad experiences. Your grandchildren are growing up without a

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Comfort for a grandson

Comfort is a language of the soul

Pausing for a moment as I brushed my teeth, I heard Tom came in with Sawyer, our 4-year-old grandson. Sleeping in a tent with his cousins and Grandpa wasn’t Sawyer’s idea of a good night’s sleep at his first Camp Grandma. He’d played hard all day—swimming, games, snacks, crafts, a

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How to Avoid Burnout With Your Difficult Child

Raising kids isn’t for the faint of heart. Sometimes we’re blessed with children or grandchildren who are flawless… like never! And some come prepackaged with enough difficulties to drive us crazy. Literally. A few days ago a young mother asked me this: I have a parenting question. I feel burned

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How to Stop Living In Worry Mode

Do you ever worry about your kids? I do. Even though they’re all adults now. The other night I lay in bed musing over a good worry about one of my youngest when the Lord said, “Is this situation really important to you?” “Of course it is,” I replied. “That’s

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Why a Home is Where Your Story Begins

Our youngest son graduates from college on Sunday. Quite a mile stone for him, and for us. The empty nest just became official. He’s on his own now… along with his five older siblings. *sigh* I woke up thinking about home. About Acts 17:26-27: He marked out their appointed times

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How to Nap a Baby In the Snow {a repost}

 (Since I’m out of town today, I’m taking this opportunity to repost of one of my most popular blog posts from 2013: How to Nap a Baby In the Snow. Enjoy!) Hello Monday and Hello Finland! I’m spending a few weeks in Finland with my new grandson. So I thought

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