There is a phrase that is often used to express a community’s relationship to child rearing, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Today, many grandparents have to parent their grandchildren when parents, for whatever reason, are unable to raise them. As grandparents, you want to see your grandchild succeed whether or not you are raising them. You can help your grandchild do better in school and promote success throughout his or her life by reading with her.
October is a month that holds a special place in my heart. First and most important it was the month in which I was born. Then in October of 1998, I wrote my first article in the Daily Dispatch; thus beginning my journey as a faith page writer.
“I love my wife.” “I love chili-fries.” “I love that new app.” “I love football.” No wonder we’re having trouble with love!
There seems to be increasing awareness about the role of insect pollinators in our farms and gardens. Honeybees have long been revered for the work they do, both as pollinators and as producers of that sweet golden liquid. Many farmers around the country pay beekeepers to bring in hives by the truckload to insure a good harvest.
When I was little, I went with my family to see the movie Gone With the Wind. There was a scene in it where a man was getting his leg amputated. I was so traumatized by this that if anyone asked me what the movie was about, all I could think of was that scene. Years later, I read the book and watched the movie again and realized that there was much more to it than that one scene. Many people have this same experience with the word “evangelism.”
Sky rocketing gas prices are affecting us all. Whether driving across town or across the state, we all want to save money at the pump and in our wallets. Regardless of the make and model, your car's estimated gas mileage is just that — an estimate. An important variable is how you fuel, drive, and maintain your car.
In this technologically advanced society in which we live, most of our everyday products and services, like the cell phone, must be ‘activated’ in order to be able to use them. Just as products and services must be activate, people also need to be ‘activated’ to experience the presence of God in their lives.
My parents recently lost a huge poplar to a lightening strike. Removing the monstrous tree was an expensive hassle.
Throughout Scripture God has told us we will experience hurt and pain, the result of living in a world that has been scarred by sin. He has also promised to sustain us in the midst of it all.
To give your infant or toddler your best, you have to be at your best. Making time for yourself is healthy for you and your child. When you nurture yourself, you feel better, calmer, more energetic, and creative. You’re more fun to be with, and you’re a better parent.