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Thanks to Our Veterans

I was in New York City last week. My son’s high school marching band was invited to take part in the NYC Veteran’s Day Parade. What excitement was in the air! I have to admit I was very proud to be a band mama. He looked so handsome in his uniform! I can only imagine […]

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More Than Just a Thank You Note

I remember leaving the mall one day when my two boys were little. They both ran ahead to open the door for me. We had been working on manners and acts of kindness. Another shopper hurried past me through the open door. Rather than expressing her appreciation, she scowled, “You don’t need to open the […]

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Who Do You Love?

Uncle Dale Families are are God’s gift to His people.Through ups and downs, twists and turns and inevitable bumps in the road, family members encourage and guide along the way. And they pick you up when you fall flat! Family members also lay the framework for how we see the world. I’m so thankful for my […]

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The Thank You Project

Thankfulness Thanksgiving is a time to stop and reflect on exactly what one is thankful for in life. It’s easy to thank God for the big things; a healthy report after the biopsy, safe travels through a thunderstorm, reconciliation with a friend. When I slow down enough to really thank God, I’m humbled by His […]

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Leaf Piles and Apple Crisp

Fall Fun for the Family Recently I spent the morning with a group of three-year-olds. We had a fun discussion about the changing seasons. When asked about their favorite things to do this time of year the most popular answers were, “Jumping in piles of leaves! Going to the pumpkin patch! Picking apples!” I had […]

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My Faith Story

Sharing one’s story of faith is done among friends. To get to know me better, I’d like to share my story with you. My Journey of Faith When I stop to think about the sheer number of people the Lord has created, it boggles my mind. Like snowflakes, each is different, special in so many […]

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Welcome to Faith First Parent!

I’m thrilled you’ve chosen to share in the joys and challenges of raising godly children. Each week you’ll be encouraged and equipped with the Word of God. You’ll find scripture, prayers, and reflections sprinkled with occasional time saving tips, fun family activities, and recipes. Parenting is an adventure. The journey is sweeter when we share […]

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