Posts about children

The Sacredness of Your Child's Imagination: Part I

Posted on June 15, 2017


In the middle of the night, my six year old came into our bedroom wanting to crawl into bed with us, saying he had had a very bad dream. When I cuddled him close I asked him if he wanted to tell me about it. He said he didn't want to tell because it was so upsetting. I prayed for him and assured him of his safety. But he could not fall asleep again. He whispered, "When I close my eyes, the evil man is still alive."

Isn't that the case with all of our imaginations? It is the world fully alive when we close our eyes, when we gaze out the window, when we are still.

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To Have or Not to Have? The Dialogue with God About Building Your Family

Posted on November 26, 2016


In every marriage of childbearing age, this question will inevitably surface time and again: Do we have another child or not? And in some ways, "To have or not to have," is not so far from the original phrase, "To be or not to be?" We are considering something of such magnitude--do we bring a new life into the world that would not otherwise be? And close on it, follow feelings about our own capacity to be as we bring more life into the world!

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