Posts Tagged ‘correction’

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 21st, 2009 Today marks number fifty-two in The Chronicles of Sadie.  When I set out, my goal was to capture and reflect upon enough events and observations in Sadie’s first year that I and others could have one for every week of the year.  Therefore, I find it appropriate to write today about the [...]

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 [...]

September 1st, 2009 You may remember the story I wrote some time ago about Sadie’s first bath time nightmare.   The screams of agony.  The beet-red face.  The grueling and squirming . . . but enough about me, you should have seen Sadie! I told you, however, that she eventually became accustomed and even fond [...]

August 11th, 2009 Anticipatory planning rarely equates to reality.  Three years before Sadie was in our house, we brought home a little two-pound puppy named Brutus. Jet black.  The runt of the litter.  Gentle and submissive. Brutus was the perfect dog from the get-go. Pregnancy then brought about a whole host of ideas about the [...]

August 10th, 2009 I suppose that it happened somewhere in the vicinity of Sadie’s sixth or seventh month . . . I don’t really remember the exact moment.  All I remember is that it was a bit disheartening for me because I realized that once we had crossed this most crucial point in her life, [...]

August 3rd, 2009 There are many theories about newborns that were quickly debunked when Sadie’s presence cascaded into our life.  I’ve already written about many of them at length.  The fact that little babies don’t crumble to pieces in your arms.  The truth about the inner monologue going on in their little heads.  The magnitude [...]

July 24th, 2009 I sing.  All the time.  With our without reason.  Music is the backdrop of my life.  It’s like there’s a score being played in the background of my daily details.  When I do something right, the orchestra swells into a positive exposition of flowing major movements and beautifully-structured arpeggios.  When I lose [...]

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 21st, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 13: 24 (NLT)  24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children.       Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead A passage like this immediately stirs the waters of controversy in our culture today.  We want to strike [...]