Over the last few years, there has been a little family of raccoons in the hollow tree in my front yard. This same mama raccoon has raised several litters of babies here, and we have watched each one as they’ve grown, learned to go out and gather food with Mom, then finally gone off on their own. It’s been fun watching this raccoon mommy with her babies. She scolds and corrects them. She gives them a boost from behind when they are struggling to climb up the trunk to their nest. She guides them around the neighborhood, and shows them how to return home safely. Then one day mom and babies are gone and I know that she has successfully reared another brood.Read More
This past Saturday my youngest son graduated from college. I consider this another parental milestone, even though he is married and on his own. It was an important day for me because it brought me a sense of accomplishment. See, I homeschooled all three of my boys. Not all three of them all the way through, but two of them for at least 6 years, and one all the way through high school. I began homeschooling when our oldest finished 3rd grade and our middle son finished Kindergarten in a private school.Read More
How can I say, “Happy Mother’s Day” to a mom who will not see or hear from her child this year, or who lives with regret or sadness about her relationship with that son or daughter? The best thing I can say is that there is hope. There is no prodigal child that cannot be restored to his family. There is no broken relationship that cannot be repaired. There is no loss or grief that will not be redeemed.Read More
The first episode opens with Hannah’s classmate and friend, Clay, finding a package of cassette tapes left on his doorstep. The 13 tapes were recorded by the now deceased Hannah, and each tape is intended for those students Hannah says played a part in her decision to end her life. Each student is to listen to all the tapes, then pass them on to the person on the next tape. The final recipient is to be the school psychologist.Read More
The loss of a pregnancy is truly a death in the family. Mommies, Daddies, and siblings must all grieve together. There is no timeline for any of us when it comes to grief. It may take your children many weeks or months to process the loss, and you may still speak of this child for many years to come.Read More
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