What is a "zeedonk"?

Please consider the following, Each of us is unique in many ways. Difference or similarity may appear good or bad depending on one’s perspective and the object in question. Our ability to appreciate or tolerate human difference is variable. Are we more tolerant of differences in nature than we are in our own species? Today, I learned about the birth of a … Continue reading ›

My whole heart

I often tell my daughter that I love her with my whole heart. She generally echoes the same sentiment back. Recently, she replied with “I love you as much as I can”. Initially, I was somewhat saddened. Upon reflection, I realized that I couldn’t ask for anything more than her best. Tell your children you love them as often as you can, … Continue reading ›

Making good decisions

Children make GOOD decisions for varied reasons depending on their developmental stage. Young children generally act favorably to receive validation and praise or to avoid a negative consequence. In time, this construct is replaced by an internal desire to do what is right balanced against a strong personal need to avoid loss or ensure gain. Later, ongoing maturation results in an increased determination to make good decisions based more so on “justness” and less on subjective drives. … Continue reading ›

Show them the way

As parents, we need to be good leaders for our children. Please focus on your faith and work hard to incorporate it into the daily workings of your family. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” Shape your children to know that … Continue reading ›

What is love?

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always … Continue reading ›