7 Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior in Children

Notice. If we really want to encourage positive behavior, we have to start by noticing it. When you recognize positive behavior, it is more likely it will continue. What you focus on is what you get, so focus on what you want. So, it's time to put down the phone and look up. Pay attention. … Continue reading 7 Ways to Encourage Positive Behavior in Children

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Note to Self: Set Boundaries

I want to say YES to everyone. I want to be available all the time. I feel guilty when I miss a phone call, or cannot respond to texts or emails right away. I want to be available 24/7 to provide everything you need or want. But, I can't. It's just not possible. STOP! Stop trying to be everything for … Continue reading Note to Self: Set Boundaries

Living Outside the Shadows

The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years. I’ve often wondered why it took them forty years to get to the Promised Land. Was Moses lost? Were they too afraid? Were they just too comfortable living in the wilderness? Perhaps some part of them wanted to go back to Egypt. At one point “All … Continue reading Living Outside the Shadows

Encouragement for the Shepherd’s Heart

Dear Minister, Please keep your head up. Stay clothed in the armor of God and filled with the Holy Spirit. You're doing the best you can to follow God's leading, and serve people. Ministry is very difficult sometimes. People are people. As ministers of the gospel it's easy to get discouraged when things don't go your … Continue reading Encouragement for the Shepherd’s Heart