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….
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Presbytera Roxanne Louh
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….
Most children learn to identify themselves by what they have been noticed for, early on in their lives by the important people around them. Believe it or not, what we say to our young people can impact them for a lifetime. In today’s world, beauty and physical appearance are attributes[…} Read more….
It’s easy to move through life looking at people without really seeing them; hearing people without really listening to what they have to say; even existing in our body without really experiencing what it feels and needs. Yesterday, I realized that although my daughter had been speaking to me quite[…} Read more….
Should parents show their emotions, or suppress them in favor of good parenting? There is a lot of literature out there today that seems to lean towards parents needing to override their own emotions and “not get angry when dealing with our kids” in order to parent effectively. Is this[…} Read more….
“Why did you buy the unsalted nuts!” Her husband said this with little regard for her feelings or appreciation for all the prior instances she had brought home things he enjoyed; from small treats to random gifts just because. “You know I like the salted ones,” ge uttered, as she felt[…} Read more….
How easy is it to personalize someone else’s bad mood? Today, a woman told me, “I woke up to my husband in a cranky mood. He wasn’t talking much, seemed he had something on his mind. He looked angry and was snapping at everything.” “Is it me?” she thought.“ “I[…} Read more….