Pressing into Prayer

Pressing into prayer instead of giving way to panic helps us to persevere. - Lyli Dunbar

Beloved

If you hear a voice over your shoulder talking about your biggest failure and it isn't calling you 'beloved,' it isn't Jesus talking. - Bob Goff

Making Mistakes

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not making decisions. - Catherine Cook

Caring for Them

There is no teacher prep program, no principal endorsement that can prepare you to deal with some of the challenges and hardships that kids bring into our schools. Some days all we can do is open our hearts and say, "We care about you and are here for you." - Jimmy Casas

Learning

What the hand does, the mind remembers. - Maria Montessori

Worship

- Lysa TerKeurst

Worship reminds our trembling hearts and shaky knees that our God is mighty, our God is loving, and our God is more than able.

It both quiets us and strengthens us. And then it prepares us for what lies ahead.

Yes. Worry less. Worship more. It truly is the best battle plan.

The Power of Prayer

Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference. - Max Lucado

Never Compare

Never compare your beginning to someone else's middle. - John Acuff

All My Worries

Lord, today, I ask for the courage to bring all my frustrations to You, big and small. I trust that You love me enough to take all my worries seriously and heal my heart. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus' Name, Amen. - Denyse Blasdel

Special Occasion

Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is a special occasion. - Author Unknown

Invite

Own your fear and then invite the Holy Spirit into it. - David Eaton

Wellness

If you won't make time for your wellness, you'll be forced to make time for your illness. - Jill Savage

Happiness & Relationships

Happiness is not dependent on happenings, but on relationship in the happenings. My father taught me this when I was just a child. He often told me of the early days of his marriage. He had opened a small jewelry store in a narrow house in the heart of the Jewish section of Amsterdam. Poor Mother! She had dreamed of a home with a little garden. She loved beautiful things and spacious views. "I love to see the sky," she often said. Instead, she found herself on a narrow street, in an old house - the kind with only a single room on each story - with worn-out furniture which they had inherited from Grandmother. Yet they were both happy, not because of the circumstances but because of the relationship in the circumstances. - Corrie Ten Boom

Brave Leadership

While some leaders consider apologizing to be a sign of weakness, we teach it as a skill and frame the willingness to apologize and make amends as brave leadership. - Brene Brown

But Sometimes

My gut instinct is to protect my child, but sometimes God answers our prayers in ways that don't feel safe or comfortable for our kids. - Teri Lynne Underwood

Remaking

What if this painful breaking is part of a beautiful remaking? - Lysa TerKeurst

Showing a Light

We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe or by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it. - Madeleine L'Engle

Parent

It is not your child's responsibility to make you feel like you are a good parent. - Dr. Jenn Hardy

Getting Older

I love getting older. My understanding deepens. I can see what connects. I can weave stories of experience and apply them. I can integrate the lessons. Things simply become more and more fascinating. Beauty reveals itself in thousands of forms. - Victoria Erickson

Asking the Question

Asking the question, "what if?"
is living in fear of something that hasn't happened yet.
Asking the question, "what now?"
is living by faith believing God will deliver you from that fear.
- Brad Ormonde Jr.

Stay Close

I don't have to figure everything out. I just need to stay close to Jesus. - Lysa TerKeurst

Feeling Safe

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow. - Alfie Kohn