faith, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

I is for Inference

We're in the kitchen together. Cypress, my three-year-old, seems clueless as he asks if he can have some goldfish. I think to myself, it's breakfast and this kid thinks he's getting some cheese crackers. No way. Does he not realize it's 7:30 a.m? As silly as his request seems, this is the perfect opportunity to… Continue reading I is for Inference

faith, family, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

H is for Hide

Imagine how smoothly my morning scenario could go if I made this one change when emotions escalate. What if, instead of screaming at my children, I paused and reminded us all of Colossians 3:20 “Do all things without complaining and disputing.”? The H component is to hide God’s word in your child’s heart. God’s word… Continue reading H is for Hide

faith, family, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

T is for Talk

We are late again this morning. There is not enough time to stop and explain every detail of why I need my child to put his socks on before his shoes. I yell, he cries. Everyone feels frustrated and defeated. I flash forward 15 years when he isn't under my authority anymore, and instead an… Continue reading T is for Talk

family, lifestyle, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

T.H.I.N.K. Method

I catch a glance at the time and cringe. I have about ten minutes before the effort it would take to get them out the door wouldn't be worth the energy it would take to get them ready. I head to their room to wake them in spite of my ongoing, hopeless monologue. Cypress, my… Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Method