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10 May: For Crying Out Loud!

On April 22, 2020 at 5:50pm, an all-familiar sound filled the room I was in as my daughter, Jubilee Grace Hope, used the fully-functional lungs that God had given her to cry out. Her tones resembled those of one who was experiencing some big life changes. She was cold. She was hungry. She was adjusting to the increased intensity of light. And all for the first time.

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26 Aug: Teaching Your Children

Parents are always teaching their kids. Even before they are born, we try to impart words of knowledge, love, and affection so that a part of us can rub off on them. As they grow, the instructions become more deliberate and constant. There’s a tug and pull between letting them be themselves and controlling their behavior. Obeying parents isn’t a natural disposition as they come to terms with their own will to power.