Saturday Sayings – Color

The Ladies of St. James’s! They’re painted to the eyes; Their white it stays forever, Their red it never dies: But Phyllida, my Phyllida! Her color comes and goes; It trembles to a lily,– It wavers to a rose. —Henry Austin Dobson The Ladies of St. James’s. Stanza 4 Oh, to be changeable but true!Continue reading “Saturday Sayings – Color”

THE Cure for “The Quits” – At LAST!

Most of us entertain a combination of all four of the “quit” reasons I gave my friend that day. From the core of our beings, we know that the home is where our beloved children belong, but we forget, we tire, we listen to others. If we keep fighting, we succeed, but too often, weContinue reading “THE Cure for “The Quits” – At LAST!”

Remind Me not to Lose My Mind

During the learning phase of acquiring new habits, reminding can be a good help for your children, or even yourself. Reminding goes beyond repetition. We reserve reminding for when we should already know a fact or skill. Jesus did this from the cross when He called out the first line of Psalm 22, which minutelyContinue reading “Remind Me not to Lose My Mind”

Do Your Kids Have Habitual Blessings?

“Hey! Turn that back on!” I heard it bounding from the hallway one day. It had happened again. We have taught our children, from the time they were young, to turn off lights as they leave a room. Someone had turned out the light while there was someone still in that room. It was aContinue reading “Do Your Kids Have Habitual Blessings?”

Saturday Sayings — Everyday Life

I cannot believe what I have seen, lately. And that comment deserves an explanation. The wedding wowed us all, and my son, no doubt, rejoices, now. We’ll talk about that later, I’m sure. But what I realize suddenly, is that for the last 42 years, I have been co-existing with my kids. That thought barely fitsContinue reading “Saturday Sayings — Everyday Life”

Mind the Other Gap

I don’t know how we got to the top, but we were inside a very small building atop a tower, like a firetower in a forest. My memory of many of the details of that day are lost in the cobwebs of childhood. I do remember a row of windows around the entire building, and aContinue reading “Mind the Other Gap”