Recently I read a meme posted on Facebook about stupid people. The first time I read it, I was uncomfortable that he spoke about people being stupid. Growing up, stupid was an unacceptable word, so when I read this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an anti-Nazi theologian imprisoned in Germany in the 1940s reflecting on … Continue reading Have We Become the United States of Stupid?
I don't remember Satan being a big part of my religious upbringing. I remember praising God through prayer and song, and hearing that God is good, but the devil was more a thing of movies and books, and funny sayings. When people said, "The devil made me do it", it was always with a grin … Continue reading Acknowledging Satan
Worry, doubt, fear, sadness and poor self esteem don’t belong in children. Adults either. But we expect children to be happy and playful and full of joy. How do they take on so much negativity at such a young age? Although it is assumed that traumatic experiences are the cause, more often than not, it … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Children Face Negative Emotions and Find Happiness
Gram looked up from her cup of tea. “There are many things to do! But you don’t have to always do something. You can just be.” Gabby looked at her grandmother “Be what?” she asked. “You don’t have to be something. Just be you! Bring your Loving Self as close as you can. Forget about … Continue reading Kids Need to Learn to Be. Be What? At Peace With Themselves.