The Big Bad Buzzing Bees

April 26, 2017

Last summer Matthew, my 7 year-old son, was stung two times. One time a bee got him while a wasp stung him the second time. These moments made a BIG impression on him. He quickly … Read more

Jen Coursey

Jesus Met Me In My MRI

April 19, 2017

Continued from last week… When I arrived at the hospital I was immediately interviewed by an admitting nurse about my symptoms. In addition to the numbness and tingling in my arm, I was showing signs … Read more

Jen Coursey

My Skills Saved The Day At The ER

April 12, 2017

As some of you heard, I recently endured an unexpected trip to the emergency room to rule out a stroke. Of course, what trip to the emergency room is really expected? The boys and I … Read more

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A Vacation From My Vacation

April 5, 2017

Have you ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? This is how I felt after a recent trip to Michigan during my sons’ spring break. Admittedly, this trip was not a real … Read more

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The Fun of Joy and Rest

March 22, 2017

My oldest son Matthew is now in school full days, so I try to find meaningful ways to connect with Andrew when he is home. Because Andrew is the youngest behind a big brother who … Read more

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Appreciation Changes Everything

March 15, 2017

Just before bed last night I had an upsetting interaction with a friend. It was not a fight or an argument, but I was worried about her. In the past, something like this would have … Read more

Jen Coursey

My Joy This Week

March 8, 2017

My sons are very blessed to grow up in a home where they are learning relational skills. These skills are the foundation my boys will need to navigate life and relationships. Many of us were … Read more

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BIG upset and BIG joy

March 1, 2017

Like many of us, Matthew, my six year-old son, continues to learn how to handle BIG feelings. Just today he was having trouble listening and obeying my instructions so I took away a privilege. At … Read more

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Discipline that leads to rest

February 22, 2017

Both of my boys have been extremely hyper today. It is clear their little brains have been spinning which causes their behavior to spiral out of control. They keep getting into trouble which means a … Read more

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Thunder and Terror

February 15, 2017

Our older son Matthew used to have an intense fear of thunder and storms since he was a little boy. We worked hard with him over the years to “disarm this landmine” as it was … Read more

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