Posts Tagged ‘discipline’

February 1st, 2010 A golfing great, I am not.  In fact, I’m not even in the top ten.  I’m not as hopeless at the game as I once was, but I can still see the “hopeless green” from the “pretty-much-hopeless tee box” where I now stand.  Golf is a bitter friend of mine whom I seldom visit, [...]

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 23rd, 2009 Parenthood is not just about doing things that you’ve never done before, it’s also about not doing things that you would have done before the pitter-patter of little feet hit the floor of your previously non-paternal pad.  In my case, gagging is one thing that I seldom do now . . . [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

March 16th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 13: 1 (NLT)  1 A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline;       a mocker refuses to listen to correction.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead The the world of Sadie, there are daily moments of reflection.  Some of them are humorous.  Some of them are emotional.  All of them [...]

January 20th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 11: 16-18 (NLT) 16 A gracious woman gains respect,       but ruthless men gain only wealth.  17 Your kindness will reward you,       but your cruelty will destroy you.  18 Evil people get rich for the moment,       but the reward of the godly will last.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My [...]