Category Archives: adulthood

Are you a Coach, a Mentor, a Leader or a Manager?

In the world today, everyone is someone – at a minimum, you are your own boss. I don’t mean in the sense of owning your business; I mean in the sense of how you manage yourself. Whether you like it … Continue reading

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The valley and the mountaintop

When you’re walking through the valley, sometimes it is enough to know that there are mountaintops. Faith, by the definition offered in Hebrews 11:1, is confidence in the things we hope for but can’t see. I’m not worried about my … Continue reading

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Teens: You gotta love ’em!

It was inevitable. He’s 16. He can’t help himself. He must transition from child to adult. Unlike a caterpillar whose transition allows them the comfort of a cocoon to effectively insulate them from the world, teens must go out into … Continue reading

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Baptism – Josalynn Marie Hicks

Although my oldest two daughters hated each other during their teen years, my forecast of their eventual reunion has finally hit a major milestone of “see-I-told-you-so” maternal truth. They are turning the corner in their relationship and hopefully they will … Continue reading

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The funny thing about feedback

It is better to be criticized by a wise man than praised by a fool (Ecclesiastes 7:5). Do you believe this to be true? There are people who operate as if only a fool would criticize them. Conversely, they believe … Continue reading

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Guest post – How to Stay Young!

This was forwarded to me. Given my intense focus on writing a novel as part of NaNoWriMo I’m going to “borrow” this as a way of blowing the dust off of this blog. 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes … Continue reading

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"Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave…

…when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott Once I read something that Neil posted on his blog and was flabbergasted…then realized he writes the best fiction I’ve ever found on the Internet. Bless him, he’s good! Not long … Continue reading

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October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Maybe you know this already, but the statistics for domestic violence and sexual assault are grim. Girls and boys are exposed to inappropriate sexual content on a regular basis. I’m worried for our children, especially our daughters. 1 out of … Continue reading

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A Few Comments on Independence

Raising teenagers changed the way I look at independence. I can look back at my own quest for independence and have a clearer understanding of both sides of the equation. There’s something about breaking free from the rules and from … Continue reading

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50% of our children leave the nest, then return???

Yesterday I picked up a book called “1001 Things Every Teen Should Know Before They Leave Home (Or Else They’ll Come Back)” by Harry H. Harrison, Jr. It states that 50% of our children will return home 5-6 years after … Continue reading

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