Connecting Over Distance

“One generation shall praise Thy works to another” (Psalm 145:4). I struggle with this since none of my family members live in our city. As I grappled with maintaining a touchpoint, especially with my grandchildren, I remembered that censorship of social media and texts was common in our days in Asia. Maybe a handwritten note would be something the grandchildren …

Invalidation

By Joyce Herron, Founder of Trinity Christian School, Lubbock, TX Invalidation is to reject, ignore, mock, judge or diminish someone’s feelings. Emotional abuse victims can become so convinced that they are worthless that they believe that no one else could want them. Their ultimate fear is being all alone. Recently, as I was reading John 5, I recalled a lesson …

Kids and Kindness

By: Mark Persall “Be ye kind, 1,2,3, Ephesians 4,3,2.”  At two years old, our daughter Hannah was learning to memorize scripture. In the meantime, she was also learning to count to ten. She was excited to learn and was making progress.  She wasn’t great at making sense when she combined the two.   It has been a few years since …

Children and Contentment

  “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)   Yesterday, we talked about the similarities between parenting and herding sheep.    If we were to substitute the idea of shepherding with our lives as parents (even as spiritual mentors), Psalm 23:1 might sound something like this:   “My parents take such good care of me that …