Tag Archives: Children

“I Drive”

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“I drive,” says our grandson as he gleefully establishes himself behind the wheel.  Never mind that he’s two years old and can’t even reach the gas pedal.  I imagine him thinking, “How hard can this be?”  The poor guy is devastated when we plunk … Continue reading

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Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and a Mid-life Crisis: A Guide to Reading the Bible

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Do you ever struggle to understand  individual books, chapters or verses of the Bible? Most of us do.  The sixty-six books of the Bible were written over roughly 1500 years by many different authors in three ancient languages, and the books … Continue reading

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Launching, Living and Landing

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Some days I feel like I’m living in a transportation hub, like an airport, with family members in various life stages launching and landing all around me. When I travel (literally, not metaphorically), I board a plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  It is a busy … Continue reading

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Who is Watching Whom?

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When we were young, my siblings and I felt that a “Kids’ Day” was missing from the holiday calendar. After all, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day were officially recognized, so it made sense to us that children should be celebrated … Continue reading

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Up, Please

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My twenty-one month old grandson, Oliver, while possessing only a limited verbal repertoire, is an excellent communicator.  The other day, he grabbed my finger, which means, “I need something from you.”  When I dutifully stood up, he lifted his arms up, signaling, “Pick … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy a Full Life

How would you describe your life?  Busy?  Successful?  Boring?  (Hopefully not.)  Stressful? (Probably a little.) Or full? When I was expecting my first child, a wise co-worker gave me the best description of what being a parent would mean for my life.  … Continue reading

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What the Bible does NOT say about Parenting

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Every parent wants to raise happy, well-adjusted and successful children.  Toward that end, I regularly consulted books full of child-rearing advice during times of parental angst.  I also wondered what the Bible had to say on the subject and was surprised to find precious little explicit parenting … Continue reading

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