We all like to feel happy, excited, joyful, and relaxed. But what about the emotions like sadness, anger, fear, or discouragement? These are much harder. Yet God has created us as creatures with a full range of emotions. How do we express and share them well? There is a time and place for every emotion … Continue reading Sharing Your Hard Emotions
It is a big deal to be a parent. To be a mom is often more obvious and more celebrated in our culture than to be a dad… and of course, the nine months of pregnancy and the child’s birth day have something to do with that! But for moms and dads alike, parenting is … Continue reading What kind of Dad are you?
Many kids today are more tech-savvy than their parents. This can make it difficult to supervise what your child is doing online, but monitoring their online activity is very important. For many teens, their online lives are often more “real” to them than the people and things around them. Teens use technology differently. From television … Continue reading Are you a tech-savvy parent?
It is easy and sometimes tempting to live life day by day, simply looking at the choices right in front of you and making decisions that benefit you and your family. But is that how we are meant to live our lives? If your daily choices are not shaped by the virtues you hold dear, you … Continue reading What are the virtues that define your life?
Goals are important, because they point us in a specific direction and help us to create action steps that have purpose and meaning. Yesterday we shared about our first goal for iHope in 2018, to build church and community partnerships. Today we are excited to share Goal #2. Goal #2: Resource our churches and community … Continue reading Our 2018 Goals: Goal #2
This time last year, iHope was still a vision. We hadn’t even incorporated with the state as a new business, let alone fixing up the building, finishing IRS paperwork, or starting to hold counseling sessions. And here we are in January 2018! iHope is open and running. Much was accomplished in 2017, and we are … Continue reading Our 2018 Goals: Goal #1