I sit watching you again. My strong-willed, smart, curious son. You are deciding whether or not to trust me...again. How many times have we been through this same place? Going around in circles it seems. Back into the wilderness of testing. More natural consequences. More frustration and anger on both our parts. More difficult navigation… Continue reading A Parent’s View of Obedience
Category: The Father’s Heart
The Treasure Room
She comes close to me, her little six-year old eyes dancing in the delight she finds in mine. Yes. Her delight reflects mine still. She is not listening to others' opinions of her. I am the loudest voice in her head still. She knows full well I delight in her. She is confident in my… Continue reading The Treasure Room
Discipling Hearts vs. Behavior Modification: What I Desire
They have this shell around them, this "outside me" so carefully crafted, so "clean," so redacted, through fear and applause of men. But I don't care about that. I'm not so easily content with good behavior. I'm working on something deeper. I look at the heart, not at the outward appearance of things. I'm disciplining… Continue reading Discipling Hearts vs. Behavior Modification: What I Desire
Do you feel loved?
I want to understand and know His love. And I am greedy enough to not be ok with only knowing it's there, but really wanting to feel loved. I want to live my life from a place of feeling loved so I can love others not from a sense of obligation but from this experience… Continue reading Do you feel loved?