Archive for category: Parenting

Crazy Parents

Categories:Parenting

Max had a basketball tournament last weekend. There are some crazy parents out there. One lady when her son was slightly bumped (and got the foul call) screamed at the top of her lungs “He’s choking my baby!  He’s choking my baby!”  For crying out loud it was only an accidental bump, and her “baby” […]

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Let’s Be Friends

Categories:Parenting, Reflection

Adrienne’s parents are in the process of moving from Maryland to South Haven. What that means for me is that I now get to spend a lot more time in South Haven. I know…rough. One of my favorite things to do when I’m there is to take a long walk in the morning with my […]

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Faith Like a Child

Categories:Intimacy, Love, Parenting, Reflection

A couple of weeks ago our family spent the weekend at the beach. Adrienne and I have always loved the beach and it turns out our kids do too, so it’s a great getaway spot for our family. The water in Lake Michigan was still a brisk 56 degrees, so we spent a lot more […]

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Angry

Angry. It’s what I’ve been lately. Angry.  Very Angry. Seemingly out of now where I will explode.  Sometimes on the inside and sometimes on the outside – usually at the kids. I hate that. It is embarrassing, shameful, and produces self-loathing. Just this week I yelled at one of the kids after just having made […]

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Lost in the Woods

Categories:Intimacy, Parenting

Last weekend I took Jake, our 13 year old son, and four of his 13 year old buddies backpacking down in the Smokey Mountains.  We arrived at our spot around 7:30 Friday night.  We had a 3 hour hike down the mountain ahead of us.  Things got interesting when the sun went down an hour […]

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Your Attention, Please!

Categories:Intimacy, Parenting, Reflection

I’m sitting here with my laptop in my, well, lap…struggling to funnel some inspiring words into this blog.  More of a clog than a blog at the moment I’m afraid.

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The Year of the Ox

Categories:Intimacy, Love, Parenting, Reflection

  According to Chinese astrology, I (Doreen) am a rooster.  A “deep thinker, capable and talented”…at least according to the placemat atGreat Wall.  Had my parents stepped things up, I could have been a monkey…an “erratic genius”.  That sounds like more fun. While in China last year, I got to wander through a park dedicated […]

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How Was Christmas

Categories:Parenting, Reflection

So, How Was Christmas? Leave your response … good and/or bad…also, how did Jesus enter in? Jesus is the Lord of all and His presence was palpable through the praises, story, sermon, and community time at the River Christmas Eve service.  The good was wrapped up in the joy of Christmas through my children … […]

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