We do not have idols carved from stone or molten out of precious metals as the children of Israel did, but we have our own comforts and distractions, things that take our hearts and minds away from Him.
Don’t be too quick to shut down your kids big ideas and dreams. Even if the answer is ultimately a no, you can open lines of communication and build your relationship if you learn how to be a better listener.
Do you have a tendency to ignore, brush off, or dismiss the random ideas your older kids share? Pay attention. If you initially feel like the child is sharing a bad idea, what is your response?
Contrary to what many may assume, you can’t just will your cup to be empty. Truly having an open mind and an empty cup means cultivating a curiosity about anything and everything.
A trip to the dentist reminded me that I needed to talk less and listen more. Episode 134 is short and sweet- don’t miss it!
This is one of those memories of motherhood that I can look back on now and chuckle about. In the moment? Not so much. The daily trenches of motherhood are hard. Really really hard.
I had the chance recently to learn from a particularly contentious conversation at home. Interestingly enough, we shared the same opinion. Join me for this episode where we talk about how to shift the energy in a critical conversation and work towards connection instead of contention.