Category: Challenges

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Liberty

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”  Declaration of Independence (excerpt) “The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the...

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Have time?

I have a note on my phone called “list.” It’s funny really because I also have about 200 other notes on my phone and a lot of them are filled with items that I need to take care of. My son says I have no clue how to use my phone properly because after all, “there is an app for that.” The list note is more of a daily appointment reminder, places I have to go and things I have to do that are time sensitive. Have you ever been stressed out for some reason and said, “I don’t have...

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Why?

  My youngest kid asked me “Why?,” again. My parenting adventure started twenty-one years ago and I have probably been asked that question a thousand-plus times. Sometimes it is just goofy stuff, such as “Why do I have to use a napkin, when my shirt is so close?” or “Why do I need a glass when the bottle is practically empty?”or “Why can’t I pee in the yard?” “Why, why, why?” I’m good with answering questions, which is part of my job as a parent.  One skill I’ve tried to learn is when to say, “You already know why my...