Pesky Emotions

Pesky Emotions As people, we feel. We laugh, we cry. We know disappointment, heartache, as well as joy. This week has proven to be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for the Burreson family. Between struggling with the complexity of my own emotions, juggling work and home, advocating for our oldest son, and dealing with […]

I’m Feeling…

I’m Feeling… Emotions can be a driving force. They can also prove a force to be reckoned with. They’re powerful, sometimes overwhelmingly so. When we wrestle with our emotions, we open ourselves up to accept many deceptions.  The easiest one for us to accept is that our feelings should be repressed. Some other lies we believe […]

We Are Not Responsible

We Are Not Responsible There are two mindsets parents tend to have today when it comes to the manner in which their children behave. What are these two mindsets? Well… I am not responsible for how my child turns out. It is all my fault that my child has turned out the way he or […]

My Baby Is A Christian

My Baby Is A Christian The one thing a Christian parent is going to want for his or her son or daughter is that blessed assurance of salvation. As a mother of two young boys, this is a thought that has robbed me of sleep. Am I raising them up right? Is going to church […]

It’s Just A Phase

It’s Just A Phase  As human beings, there is one truth that we all need to accept.  We’re All Rebels! When I was a teenager, I admit, I wasn’t your party goer. I didn’t stay out late, but that doesn’t mean I never rebelled. I argued with my parents. I talked back.  Today, I can […]

Raisin’ Em’ Right

Raisin’ Em’ Right Something a number of mothers and fathers worry about, and often ask themselves is: Am I raisin’ em’ right? When we ground them for lying, or send them to their rooms for talking back to earn their anger the first question we ask: Am I raisin’ em’ right? When we show disappointment […]

All In The Numbers

All In The Numbers Seven years ago, I worked in a church nursery.  It seemed like the perfect fit as I had just stopped nursing my oldest, and I enjoyed working with children. Imagine my surprise when my husband and I found out we were expecting our second child! Of course, in our enthusiasm, we […]

Parenthood: The Brooding Lies

Parenthood: The Brooding Lies A greater capacity for joy, sorrow, anger, love, pain, or disappointment cannot be felt than that in which lives within a mother or father’s heart. Whether it is a son or daughter, step-son or step-daughter,  a mother does not stop longing to hold that baby that grew up. Fathers too, never […]

Throwing In The Towel

Throwing In The Towel There is nothing more devastating to a marriage than the possibility of divorce. Too many of us, enter into a marriage with false illusions and expectations of what the union should be. We forget, or do not acknowledge one simple truth: The Only Place Where People Live “Happily Ever After” Are […]

Submission and Passiveness

Submission and Passiveness A lie we are told is: You can run your own life; you don’t have to submit to anyone else’s authority.  This deception is one of the first fallen for, as it is one of the great deceptions that resulted in Adam and Eve’s exile from the Garden of Eden.   Somehow […]