Many famiies today are blended families and I am pleased to have Ron Deal, a man I greatly admire who is passionate about helping step families blossom, as my guest blogger. Summer vacations are unique for blended families. You may have a friend or colleague who would be encouraged by his words.
We want our homes to be places of love and laughter. But so often we feel as if the walls are falling down around us as the screaming and yelling reach a crescendo. We want to teach our children to love one another with words and actions. It's so hard when the house seems more like a battleground! Here is a prayer for sibling relationships from 31 Days of Prayer for my Child
Each year we initiate the "newbies" into the Band of Cousins "BOC" This year we have four - 4 year old newbies! We all teach them our BOC pledge. As this is repeated every year it become cemented in the minds of the cousins (we hope) and will make a life long impact! #cousinscamp THE BOC PLEDGE "As cousins we pledge to serve the Lord and to take care of each other always." This cross represents God’s love for us and our love for each other
More than anything we want our children to come to personal faith in Christ. We know that this is the most important decision they will ever make, and we play a crucial role in cultivating their desire to make this decision. Yet, at the same time, it has to be their own decision. How do we prepare them to know you?
When you’re a mother it’s so easy to rush through your days, meeting one need right after another. It’s easy to focus on the things that need to be done, and the voices clamoring for your attention. It is hard to slow down and observe. It is even harder to be still. Do our children have something deeper to teach us about wonder?