Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a great time of year! It used to be that I had a “Bah, Humbug” attitude about it because for most of my kid’s lives, I always had to work holidays, so I really never got into it with my kids or other family members. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Christmas and we celebrated it every year, but it just wasn’t something that I really looked forward to with a whole lot of excitement.

Middle School: One of the Most Turbulent Times in a Parent’s Life

It is amazing to me with our society today that any parent (or kid) survives the troubling middle school years. It is also amazing to me how each child is different. All three of my kids faced middle school differently and how they re-acted to those years was unique to their own personality. I can tell you that this can be a very hard time on a parent and the child. Middle school is rough and will drive you and them to the breaking point, if not give you a forceful push over the edge.

Jesus Has a Tattoo?

Jesus has a tattoo…

So recently at church our pastor started talking about Revelation and what Jesus has on his body. He brought up a point that Jesus has a tattoo emblazoned on his thigh. My kids of course were excited to point out that because Jesus has a tattoo that they should be able to get one too. I rapidly and jokingly pointed out to them that Jesus was also sinless and went to the cross for us, so if they want to do that for mankind, then they can get a tattoo as well!