Life from the Merry-Go-Round


  Are you busy?  Doesn't it seem like everyone is busy all the time?  Life seems a bit like the blurred background of a twirling merry-go-round.  Every once in a while it slows down enough that we can look around and ask "where has life gone?"  Have you ever asked yourself, "Who is keeping the merry-go-round spinning?" and "Why do I stay on?"  Let's break it down and see if we can slow it down long enough to figure it out. … [Read more...]

Gratitude starts with…ME???

Gratitude Starts with ME

Though working on ME isn't really what I want to do, by cultivating gratitude in MY OWN heart and life, my children WILL begin to cultivate gratitude as well.  Here are three tips to get us started developing our own attitude of gratitude so that we can begin modeling it for the kids. Am I Grateful or Am I Grumbling? Personal evaluation time.  Am I modeling gratefulness?  OR Am I modeling grumbling?  I'll be the first to admit that I get into a funk and slip into being a GRUMBLER from time to time.  How about you?  Some seasons of life seem to bring out the grumbling more than others, too. How can you quickly identify grateful or grumbler?  Listen for these tip-offs: "If ONLY __________  then I'd be happy."    -OR- "I wish I had ___________.  That would make me content." … [Read more...]

4 BIG Benefits to Family Game Playing


Not only will you be building some family identity ("Our family plays games together") and making some memories together (remember when …), but you’ll be having lots of FUN together, too. Read on to find out 4 big reasons why game playing really is time well-spent with your kids. … [Read more...]