Tacos, Bikes, Cows, and Listening

We never know where conversations with our children will take us! And what we will learn!

My eleven-year-old daughter saw something curious out the window while I was driving, and wanted to know what it was. I invite you into our little adventure!

She typed out part of our conversation for you:

“Mom, there’s a taco on the end of that bike that’s being pulled by a cow!” I exclaimed.

“What?” said Mom.


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Our Closest Relationships {Home, Part 4}

{Home is the starting place for lived-out-love, a place where the needs of the whole person are cared for.  This post explores relational care within our home.}

Our homes are like classrooms for learning to love well, in the context of our closest relationships. Our families of origin play a significant role in shaping how we relate with people. As we go through life, we continue to learn and grow as well!  We can thoughtfully learn from our mistakes, from other people, and from helpful books.  We have the ability to make choices so we continue to grow.  If we have children at home, this is where they learn social skills and can grow a heart of love toward others that is natural to them.


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