When I am quiet, don’t take it personally. Hold me, hug me, sit close to me, be kind to me. Trust me, it replenishes me. When I am irritable, find a way to help or pitch in, even though I haven’t asked. It’s not that I am trying to be[…} Read more….
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Presbytera Roxanne Louh
Let your children take that long shower!!! Parents, it will come as no surprise to you when I say that children are under an enormous amount of pressure in today’s world. Making the choice to not rush your children through everything they are doing probably feels like the dreaded, “but[…} Read more….
Today, a woman told me her story. She awoke this morning after an incredibly telling dream. She dreamed she was driving on a highway when unexpectedly, the car in front of her slammed on brakes and came to an abrupt stop. With her children in the car, her life flashed[…} Read more….
I saw an image on television today of what looked like a tantalizing dessert, the caption that followed was, “This is happiness.” I thought for a moment, “is that happiness?” Well perhaps. The first bite for sure, maybe the subsequent few that follow. After that, we are likely satiated on[…} Read more….
Do youSo often when we wish we were handling something better, what often follows in our mind is, “Why do I feel this way?” “Why can’t I just move on from feeling this way?” “What’s wrong with me?” What’s happening when we do that? We are adding more feelings on[…} Read more….
It’s hard not to let the precious moments of our life be taken by trivial things. Some days it can just feel like a series of opportunities to get upset. Today I spoke to a woman whose child I counseled 6 years ago. This time however, she was coming in[…} Read more….
Take notice today of the multitude of blessings that exist in your life. Yes, we have worries, disappointments, things that don’t work out, long to do lists, but we also have life’s opposing force of goodness that is ever-present, if we only choose to notice it. I see hurt, worry,[…} Read more….
You have heard it said before, when parents aren’t on the same page, their children always win, only not in a good way. You see, children are still growing and developing into young, responsible, respectful and patient beings. They don’t come out that way. In fact, studies show our brains[…} Read more….
The truth is we never know what people are going through. It’s not our place to judge, it’s our place to love. In the book of Genesis 12:2, God says to the people of Israel, and really to all of us, “I will bless you; I will make your name[…} Read more….
School’s out. No more early mornings. No more homework or after school activities, no more rushing around. Everyone’s finally able to relax, until suddenly, we hear the infamous, “I’m bored mom. There’s nothing to do.” As parents, we scramble to begin pulling out of our minds all the wonderful things[…} Read more….
You know that blissful feeling of inner peace you feel as a mother when you have spent real time connecting with your children; the type that is free from distraction and utterly fulfilling? When you have kept your emotions in check even though your children have pushed your every button?[…} Read more….
We have all come across people in this world, who seem a bit more drawn toward the negative perspective. They might frequently use sarcasm to hurt others with what seems like cunning intent, or, rather than showing empathy and tolerance to those who are different, they are more likely to[…} Read more….