Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized
For many of us, “No” is the first word that we spoke.
And, we heard it throughout our childhood:
“No, you can’t do that.”
“No, you’re not old enough.”
“No, you’re not big enough.”
As we got older people used “No” as a weapon:
“No, you’re not pretty enough.”
“No, you’re not smart enough.”
“No, you’re not good enough.”
“No” can protect.
“No” can push away.
Scenarios: You are – asked out, flirted with, asked to dance, offered a drink, etc. – by someone you’re not interested in. What can you do?
Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Uncategorized
Mark Gregston’s Tough Guys and Drama Queens is written to help parents help their teens by providing a harbor through the storms of life.
Gregston states that, “When it comes to parenting, it’s not about us. It’s about our kids. Our parenting should not be a display of effort to try to be recognized as parent of the year, but ours should be lives filled with actions that teach our kids how to develop discernment, moral values, and compassion for the world around them. Mom and dads, your teens don’t need more friends; they need a parent. They need a close relationship with someone who is determined to teach them how to survive in a world where responsibility is an essential character trait.”
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
While in Oahu Amy and I stayed at a beautiful place close to the ocean.
“Close” is an understatement. Outside our cottage was the beach. Twenty or thirty feet of beach and a subtle slope separated us from the ocean.
On that beach, sitting in a lounge chair, feet away from the ocean I took pictures of the best sunrise of my life.
Most people I know have been captivated by shorelines. Decide for yourself. What thoughts or feelings come to mind when you see these pictures?