Category: Parenting

Undoing What’s Been Done

Parenting is, without a doubt, THE hardest job in the world, but undeniably, the most rewarding.  Not many would argue with me on that… But when your children are small and you are tired and frustrated, and think it can’t possibly get any harder–you put them to bed, breathe a sigh of relief, and navigate your way…

You’re A Good, Good Father

This song. I can’t get it out of my head–and yet, I don’t want to. “You’re a Good, Good Father, it’s Who You are…” “And I’m loved by You, it’s who I am.”  [Chris Tomlin] Being a parent is the hardest, most rewarding job in the world, and the truth is, We all fail.  We…

To All Who Are Called “Mom” (A Guest Post)

While I have been woefully absent from the blogging world, I have not been slack in my desire to post.  Sometimes life is consuming and just leaning on His everlasting arms, well– it is just enough. This is a first for wateringcanblog:  A guest post! I read it today on Facebook and just had to get…

A Degree in Motherhood

There will be no walking across a stage to receive a diploma. This honorary degree in the field of motherhood was bestowed on me in 1981 (the nine months before my first son was born counts!) and the real lessons began. There was no instruction manual. No class. No teacher. No book that could prepare you for this.…

Tapping Into Your Inner Duck Dynasty: How to Be Happy, Happy, Happy During the Holidays

Someone on Facebook posed this question: “If we’re so thankful, why is it that the day after Thanksgiving, we’re all rushing out to get more of the “stuff” that the world says will make you happy?” Good question. We all think, “If I could just have _________, then I’d be happy!” or, “If I could…

Bless Our Blessings: Truths About Prayer from a Four Year Old

There’s not a soul on this earth that has taught me more about prayer than my children and grandchildren. The honest prayers of my precious little ones have moved me to tears more often than I can count.  From a very young age we started praying with our children and grandchildren, teaching them how to…

The Battle of 2014

“In the ancient world, a city without walls was helpless before it’s enemies… to have it’s walls complete was evidence of divine favor and meant that the inhabitants could carry on life with a measure of security.”  HCSB Study Bible, Introduction to Nehemiah In the modern world, very few cities look to walls of brick…