Posts Tagged ‘advice’

November 20th, 2009 As quickly as the first year of Sadiedom passed, the second year fell into full swing.  The changes seemed to accelerate . . . something I thought impossible.  One of the most enjoyable changes had less to do with Sadie’s age and more to do with the acquisition of a new toy [...]

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

October 16th, 2009 In the first year, mobility is the key indicator of what stage of development your baby is in.  Sure, cognitive responses, motor skills, and verbal responses are all very important, but no other factor changes the very culture of your home as mobility. The first couple of weeks are pieces of cake [...]

August 13th, 2009 There were many naysayers.  Those who approached us during pregnancy with a take-it-to-the-bank guarantee that having a baby would transform the dynamics of our lives . . . seemingly, by their tone, for the negative.  Now, they never said it that way, but picture a husband and wife standing before you . [...]

July 15th, 2009 It’s hard to believe, but today is the day!  One year ago today, Laura and I were in totally different circumstances.  We were thinking of totally different things and our lives were about to take a totally different turn.  One year ago today, our little Sadie was born. Since we were having [...]

May 15th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 14: 9 (NLT)  9 Fools make fun of guilt,       but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation.    Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Ah, guilt!  Now here’s a topic I actually know something about.  It has been theorized by those around me that my guilt complexes are more [...]

April 13th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 19 (NLT) 19 It is pleasant to see dreams come true,       but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I don’t remember the exact year or how old I was . . . probably nine or ten.  Many of [...]

April 9th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 18 (NLT) 18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace;       if you accept correction, you will be honored.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Laura and I have watched American Idol since the second season of the show.  Like all AI viewers who [...]

April 6th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 15-16 (NLT) 15 A person with good sense is respected;       a treacherous person is headed for destruction.  16 Wise people think before they act;       fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Good sense is a mysterious concept . . . one that [...]

April 3rd, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 13-14 (NLT)  13 People who despise advice are asking for trouble;       those who respect a command will succeed.  14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain;       those who accept it avoid the snares of death.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Have you ever noticed [...]