Tag: emotions

brave

Being Brave Does NOT Mean Being Fearless

That feeling you get when you are scared is your heart telling you to be brave, even though making the right decision means taking the more difficult path. Take a deep breath. Make a good decision. Call in reinforcements when you need them. Each time you face your fear with calm determination, you become that much stronger.

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sewn heart in a house

Ep. #85: Bad News

Every parent receives much dreaded bad news from their child. None of us like it…..ever! How we respond in the earliest moments of the conversation can shape our path moving forward. A calm response doesn’t come naturally to most of us, but we can practice. We can arm ourselves with a few phrases to calm the freak out and move forward together with our kiddo.

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anger

In Contemplation of Anger

As I have struggled with new frustrations, it is very easy to feel my disappointments and fears start to morph into the secondary emotion of anger. I have had plenty of time this month to consider why the Lord has commanded us to “refrain from anger.”

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lean into the pain

Lean Into The Pain – And Teach By Example

What if instead, when we’re feeling hurt, or sad, we allow our children to see us cry? And when they ask, “Mommy, why are you sad?” You tell them. You let them know that you feel pain too. And by example, you teach them to talk to someone they love and trust when they feel pain, instead of trying to bear it all alone.

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