Rethinking Thankfulness

2019-08-17T04:56:40+00:00

Gratitude Keeps Thankfulness Going Several months ago when I made the decision to write about thankfulness this week before Thanksgiving, our world looked substantially different… we had not seen the horrific attacks on Paris, nor had we become entrenched as a nation in the debate over Syrian refugees. Thankfulness somehow seems more urgent today. I’ve [...]

Rethinking Thankfulness2019-08-17T04:56:40+00:00

PARENTING

2019-08-17T04:56:40+00:00

 Freaking Out and Making Threats Freaking out and making threats… two integrity busters that we have all participated in. Freaking out is NOT helpful, EVER! Yes, of course this makes sense, however in the heat of the moment, when little Susie has just colored all over the walls with her new set of markers, or [...]

PARENTING2019-08-17T04:56:40+00:00

PARENTING

2019-08-17T04:56:40+00:00

Those Pesky Consequences! Back in 1968, at a very young age, I had a terrific learning experience based squarely on consequences. The shear fact that I still remember this after almost five decades makes it even more salient. The musical "Oliver!" had recently been released at the movie theaters, and a promise had been made by [...]

PARENTING2019-08-17T04:56:40+00:00