Monthly Archives: July 2010

Shame and the Good News, Ministry of Reality Monday, July 26, 2010

I wish I could permanently eliminate shaming from my parenting. When I say shame, I’m not talking about feeling guilt for wrong-doing or feeling ashamed by bad behavior… I’m talking about someone else shaming you. I know from personal experience … Continue reading

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Know Your Limits, Ministry of Reality Monday, July 19, 2010

My friend Amy was just telling me that her sister (who watched her kids over the weekend — Amy’s children are 5yo and 2yo) went blueberry picking with her own four children and the additional two she was watching. Really, … Continue reading

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We’re ALL Human, Ministry of Reality Monday, 7/12/10

God doesn’t expect us to be “worthy,” and those who love us (REALLY love us) don’t expect worthiness either. The next time you make a mistake, admit it. If it’s a simple error, embrace it. If you’ve sinned, ask for forgiveness. This is a powerful thing for us to model to our children. Continue reading

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