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It is easier for me to write about mothering than it is to write about fathering.

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Parenting is a demanding, complex, energy-draining, exciting, rich, and endlessly rewarding role.

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Dear Mom,

Thanks for your letter.  https://wonderoak.com/2017/01/09/dear-kids-when-im-not-good-at-this/#more-17901

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William Paul Young made a provocative suggestion about the translation of Proverbs 22:6 in the last section of notes posted yesterday, which I have taken out and commented on separately here.

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On 6 April 1974 I attended a family birthday gathering to celebrate a young woman I had met a few weeks earlier.

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It is impossible to know, and probably not all that helpful to speculate about, the deep mystery that makes it possible for some people to come through dark circumstances relatively intact while others navigating similar circumstances are unable to find a place of stability, health and strength. Read the rest of this entry »

I had a visit last week from a police officer from the Special Victims Unit of our local police department.

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Heather Plett’s wonderful “8 Tips to Help You Hold Space for Others” (upliftconnect.com) goes on to offer practical help in supporting children in becoming more fully the people they were created to be.

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I wish I had known Heather Plett’s “8 Tips to Help You Hold Space for Others” (http://upliftconnect.com/hold-space/) when, years ago, I was parenting young children.

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See some beautiful words about four young ladies who have appeared from time to time on this blog: https://salta2016.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/i-will-hold-my-own-hand/

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