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Tagged With: teachable moments

When Teachable Moments Aren’t Convenient

I had just gotten in bed and closed my eyes. It had been a long day. I was tired. I really wanted to go to sleep. Then I heard it. The squeak of a door opening, and the footfalls of my 10-year-old walking into my room. My first thought was “Please, don’t be sick.” My … Continue reading »

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How to Turn a Minute Into a Moment

My younger daughter was getting ready for school. She was less than happy about it. She didn’t want to go to school. She was worried about a test she had to take. She didn’t enjoy the kids she had to sit with that day. She’d simply had too much fun staying at home over the … Continue reading »

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Friday Introduction: Rise Above Your Limits

My oldest daughter has had a rough week at school. The other night, she was investing a lot of energy and tears into reliving some mean girl drama. It was bedtime. I was tired, and we’d already hashed and rehashed the situation. I really wanted to just kiss her on the head and tell her … Continue reading »

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When You Miss the Moment

As I sat with my youngest daughter at the NHL game on Saturday night, I got a text message from my dad. It was an update on my older daughter’s soccer game. It said, “Score is 4-3. E scored 2 goals.” I thought he was kidding, not because my daughter isn’t a good player, but … Continue reading »

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A Different Perspective on Jesus

We’re finishing our basement. Actually, we’ve been working on finishing our basement for about the past six years, but the past couple of months, my husband and I have been putting a lot more effort into it. Last night, I needed to paint the drywall that’s going on the ceiling, and my youngest daughter decided … Continue reading »

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Plenty of Time to Play and Have Fun

My youngest daughter is playing a 3-on-3 hockey tournament this weekend. I got an email from the tournament director today that essentially said his goal for the tournament was for the kids to have plenty of time to play and have fun. The emphasis for him would not be on winning but on making sure … Continue reading »

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