Edward Albee, the playwright, said something years ago that’s always stuck in my head. “Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.“ I could never understand it because I heard it before I’d lived it. Now? I understand perfectly. I learned the hard way that …
Growing Great Kids
What do your words say about your child? Are you speaking life or death to their dreams and desires, talents and gifts? Belittling and teasing them or building them up? If God created the universe with a word, does it make sense then to believe there is creative power in our words as well? “Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!” (James 3:5). It’s a ‘little member’ but its power to influence others for good or for evil is far greater than its small size!”
Have you ever felt it? The tug in your conscience of a really big thing? I mean really big. Bigger than you and virtually impossible to pull off? The still small voice that thunders through your being, grips your heart and won’t let it go? I heard it clear as a bell a couple of years ago. Mike and I had been invited to speak at a big meeting for a homeschool organization. They wanted us to speak about the steps we’d taken to raise our daughter into an adult who’d found her purpose and was living it out. Mike and I talked it over and came up with 15 intentional things we’d done as parents and later that week we spoke at the meeting.
So, the morning after the meeting, there I am stretched out on the floor…..