There isn't a quick reference guide or map to navigate the uncharted territory of parenting teens. Sometimes it requires tough love. And, in the midst of holding the line, you question whether or not you are screwing it up and scarring them for life! In this week's podcast, Bethany shares some of her 'now' experiences as she navigates teen life with her daughters.
Have you ever played the game Hotter-Colder? The game is about looking for a hidden item. As you move closer to it everyone in the room yells, 'Hot, hot, hotter!', or if you move further away everyone yells, 'Cold, cold, colder!'. Finding our passion can be just as simple. Life is a series of moments that moves us towards or further away from what ignites us and makes us 'zing'. Finding our 'zing' in these moments help us discover the path of our passion. In this week's podcast Bethany talks about the simplicity of finding what makes you zing.
We all at one time or another are guilty of judging others for their actions, beliefs, choices, and disagreements. When we fall prey to judgement we shut the door on true connection because we can become blinded by our own perceptions of truth. Listen as Bethany shares how it is possible to love even when you disagree; show compassion in the midst of differences; and bridge the great divide when you seek to understand.
Thought for the day: There are days I just want things to go back to normal! Big change happens for better or worse and we find ourselves scrambling and trying to cling to anything that feels solid, familiar, or normal. Adjusting to change brings emotional ups and downs; highs and lows you may never have... Continue Reading →
http://youtu.be/y1LeSBpWsrQ ALL MY COLORS By Bethany Conway VERSE 1: I have hidden myself for so long Pretending all is fine, life must go on Knowing if someone saw the true me My perfect world would deflate on me I want to be true to who I am, Not be who others think I am Smile... Continue Reading →
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy... Continue Reading →
Sometimes there is just as much power in what is not said as what is said. Jesus said in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” What Jesus didn't say is that truth may be tough, make you angry, scare you, and hurt, but he did... Continue Reading →
Painful truth. Painful truth is the realization that you can't hide from your feelings, your experiences, your past, your present, or your future. It's an acknowledgement of where you have been and what is. Where there is painful truth, there is self-protection and armor that can be impenetrable. Truth always catches up; we can deny its existence, but... Continue Reading →
We are called to be those who turn the world upside down! This statement was made about the apostles in the Bible in the book of Acts, chapter 17. The apostles were going from city to city as the Holy Spirit led them, preaching the good news about Jesus and moving in signs, wonders, and... Continue Reading →