Shame and Parenting

“I’m sorry I’m such a bad kid,” one of mine said to me a few years ago. I was perplexed, didn’t know where that was coming from. This wasn’t the ‘I’m trying to make you feel bad for not letting me do something’ ploy my kids are good at (they do know how to push my guilt button), this was a real apology. I dug around a little to get a look at what might …

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Something Different

Our house church  has taken to meeting at parks around the city. The kids have room to roam and their noise doesn’t bother us, and we are all able to enjoy being outside together. Even in the summer the heat dies down enough in the evening that it’s been pleasant. Last night gave the first hint of fall headed our way. A few of the women were shivering in the breeze, and some of the …

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