~ I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) ~      For the past couple of years, my wife and I have struggled to find our daughter a physical activity that she would enjoy.  Our chief aims were for Sophie to make friends, be active and to have fun.  We exposed her to


~My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-21) ~ It was early Tuesday morning;


~ For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.


~ To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.  (Mathew 25:15) ~ One of the traps that my wife and I have attempted to avoid with Simon and Sophie is comparing their physical, emotional and spiritual developments.  Having twins makes avoiding that pitfall even more difficult as both are enrolled in similar activities and in the same class.  For the most part, I believe we have been fairly successful at not comparing our kids,…


~ Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.                   (Titus 2: 7-8) ~                 Exhausted from maintaining the house in some semblance of order, a long week at work and restless children who had been confined to the indoors due to frigid weather, my wife and I retreated to the living room…