A Generation of Opinions Without Action
If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, chances are you are inundated with political posts. Whether these posts are written using a conservative or liberal point of view, it strikes me odd that so many people use so much of their passion simply putting something meaningful on their Facebook wall, for others, who more than likely share their point of view, to agree with. It seems like we’re becoming a generation with verbose opinions, but who has little interest in getting our hands dirty to actually make changes in the woven tapestry of our [...] Read More
Last week my 8 year old picked 2 books prior to going to bed. Since the first book was a bit longer than the allotted reading time before bed, I placed the 2nd book on her bedside table and promised we would read it “next.” After several days of conflicting bedtime routines, last night we finally got around to reading a book by Max Lucado called “A Hat For Ivan.” If ever a children’s book spoke to my soul, it was last night.
Let me take you back a few years and give you some insight why this little book holds [...] Read More
The Command to honor our mother and father is not meant exclusively for young children. As adults we are instructed to honor our parents for as long as they live. We honor them because God gave them a position of authority in our lives when we were young, and today they should hold a position of godly counsel in our adult lives. God actually chose our parents for us. He knew what parents we needed in order to help fulfill His purpose in our lives. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, we adults need to reflect on how we [...] Read More
This week, the JellyTelly team wants to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Download the Mother’s Day coloring page featuring Wendell the Jellyfish!
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These days, the moment I hop into the car and get my almost-three-year-old daughter buckled in, we start playing our current favorite kids’ CD, Big Stories for Little Ones by Rain For Roots, an enchanting collaboration of four Nashville songwriters, young mothers, and friends: Sandra McCracken, Ellie Holcomb, Flo Paris, and Katy Bowser. The songs use traditional folk melodies to tell classic Bible stories with poetic lyrics by Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the beloved Jesus Storybook Bible.
When I lived in Nashville 10 years ago, two of these songwriters were in my circle of friends. We spent hours upon hours listening to their intelligently [...] Read More
As part of the all-new JellyTelly, we’re rolling out some fun new series on the JellyTelly blog! An amazing group of parents and bloggers have agreed to be a part of our JellyTelly Parent Board, and you will be hearing from them regularly on our blog. Today, we’re featuring our parents board in a series called JellyTelly Voices. We’ll ask them all one question and see what they have to say!
How do you help your kids prepare for end-of-year school stress, such as exams and big projects?
My daughter is almost three, so we don’t have any “end of school” [...] Read More
Like many others, our family is ready to geek-out this weekend and see the newly released Ironman 3. I personally love a good hero movie! I Especially like the Marvel variety, but thinking about it, Tony Stark is probably not what you’d call a classic “hero”. He’s an insanely rich, egotistical smart aleck, who enjoys a life of self-indulgent luxury, but who also chooses to live by a moral code, which is one that says he (Ironman) will fight injustice and for those who are being unfairly treated. That heroic code makes his personal character flaws a lot less offensive.
Modern [...] Read More
I recently went on a ride along with a police officer friend of mine. This post goes along with several other stories that I’ve been witness to the last few months. It deals with the weight of our decisions and we all make decisions. From the small to the large, each one of us make decisions.
And every one of them matter.
Monday night I went on a ride along with a police officer friend of mine. One of our calls was to interrogate and arrest an employee that had been stealing. This wasn’t a situation where the individual had grabbed a [...] Read More