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Obedience And Maturity

Posted by Lorraine Serra on November 17, 2010 at 7:22 AM Comments comments (4)

Because neither of our young high school men read my blog, I feel it safe to share a real life lesson that happened last night and this morning.


The reason it spoke so loudly to my heart is that the principle of obedience and the consequences of disobedience are so real.


Evidently, yesterday was the big “release” day for some new video games, and each of our sons has a friend who invited...

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Connecting With Your Kids

Posted by Lorraine Serra on September 9, 2010 at 12:56 PM Comments comments (1)

Connecting with your kids was easy when they were babies. Why not keep doing the same things, but adjust them accordingly to meet the different needs and interests of your kids at the stage they're in.

 

Our oldest son who will turn 20 soon recently asked me, "If you were to die today, would you feel satisfied with your life to this point?"

 

Interesting question and not at all rhetorical. Our son was very serious. Naturally, as a parent, I was curious and co...

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Relief from the Rocky Road

Posted by Lorraine Serra on June 29, 2010 at 9:58 AM Comments comments (2)

Have you ever meditated on what kind of punishment we would deserve for all our many thoughtless sins, deliberate or  accidental, or sins of careless words, or failure to act when we should have?

 

It's funny how our natural inclination for survival can also perpetuate living in a state of denial when it comes to sin.  Sometimes we can be so stuck in habitual sin, so determined to be right, even when we know we are wrong, that a cycle of confusion gives birth to dis...

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