There is only one form of the real success, a form of absolute wisdom… Jesus Christ!
I don’t talk about religion or theology. But of a God who wherever we’re at in our lifes right now, what form of success or failure we are living right now – With God nothing is impossible, there is always comfort, wisdom, strength, peace and love in abundance.
He has dreams for your life, dreams for the future and hope. In this section you can find more about this God, what He has been teaching me in the course of my life.
To see my personal story about my faith, I invite you to visit this link: my relationship to God
There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Nobody is perfect We all agree with that. Wall tattoos, posters and cards confirm that we all know this to be true. However…. How about our own life? How do we deal with our own shortcomings, failures and wrongdoings?Most people I know, after facing their imperfection...read more
Personal thoughts and application on an attended lecture on education, given by Heinz Etter Part 3When I look at my own life, I remember what it felt like to be punished, blamed and shamed for my “wrongdoings”. Irrespective of whether those things were done “by...read more
As you've probably read in the last article, we had some rain during our time in France. In fact, after I had written the last article, it rained continuously for the whole remaining 10 days we were there – and after the one storm alert, level "orange", a second one...read more
Once again, I'm sitting in front of our tent in the south of France writing this article.We enjoy these vacations a lot. These are always precious times as a family. This time, a befriended family joined us, and our children love to play together as much as we adults...read more
After I wrote the last Article about„why I don’t want to be a good girl anymore", I got some feedback from people telling me that they were relieved to read the end. Simply, because the opposite of a “good girl” – is usually a “bad girl”. In our use of language, a...read more
This week I turned 40 – and I was thinking about sharing something meaningful with you about my own life.This is a beautiful season of life for me. Not because I have it all together, nor because I understand it all. I haven’t figured out how to be perfect or how to...read more
Have you ever had to face a reality that was not what you wanted it to be? A life that didn't turn out the way you imagined? The reality of failure or meaningful mistakes, a painful loss or situations that turned out differently than planned? I did. And actually, I've...read more
As a mother, I want my children to be confident in who they are. I see part of successful parenting in having children that have identity, that they are solidly rooted in life, with confidence and security. However, I don’t want children with inflated egos. I don’t...read more
Being people with that gift of having two eyes to see, this may seem like a funny title. "Of course I see my loved ones! I certainly see (some of us need glasses to do so clearly) my children and my spouse!" But just ask yourself, did you always feel seen by the...read more
As I mentioned in the last article I had some labels to strip off, in order to become who I am today. Therefore I am well aware of the power of such labels.I know the cost of breaking out of the narrowness, into the freedom of the true riches of identity and with it...read more
In last week's article I have been digging quite a bit into the whole subject of abuse — once again. The first time I was confronted to that subject was during my time in a Christian counseling home about 15 years ago. It was during that time I met Téo....read more
Today I would like to look at how we can live a life of devotion and shed that victim mentality of living at the mercy of others. As we have seen in this Article from last week, there is a huge difference between real devotion and this presumed devotion that has much...read more
Did you know there is a huge difference between handing yourself over and living a life of devotion? Most of the time, this difference is not visible from the outside. Plenty of Christian songs talk about the topic. “I give myself to you” – “I surrender” – “I am...read more
Today’s article is slightly different. It is not in direct relation with family …. However, it has everything to do with family, education, mariage and personal growth. Simply because a peaceful, happy and healthy family has less to do with what we do – then of whom...read more
No it is not. But this is a sentence I have read from several friends over social media. In Switzerland it is not that big a deal as it is in other countries. In our little town only a few kids are disguised, coming for a trick and treat. There are some public events...read more
With our lives, we influence our environment, other people. This is true for all our relationships. Yet the strongest impact we have is on our family, on our own children. In this, none of us is powerless. No matter what thoughts or feelings we have about that matter...read more
As we have seen in the last Article, Emotions in itself are not bad. What our reactions to them is makes all the difference. It is so vital, that we recognize them and name them so we can do something about what is happening inside of us. In this article I provide a...read more
I was doing some research about the upbringing of John Edwards. What I found here, was this: Both parents were known intellectuals and that shaped him from his early childhood days. His father was well respected as both a teacher and preacher. His mother was well...read more
Have you ever felt that you are not lovable, acceptable for who you truly are? The feeling of shame is a powerful emotion, and very often hidden deep inside, while you don’t even realize that this painful feeling of life is called “shame”. Shame is this powerful...read more
The past three weeks I spend some vacation time with my four kids, my sister and her kids in France on a campground. She rented a little cottage; I stayed in a tent right beside her place. We enjoyed the beach, the pool, the heat, the sand… and each other. We truly...read more
Why using the rod on your child and spanking is not found in the Bible: An old truth in a new light. (Part 3)
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Proverbs 13.24Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy Soul spare for his crying Proverbs 19.18Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction...read more
Why using the rod on your child and spanking is not found in the Bible: An old truth in a new light. (Part 2)
In this Article I will, like promised, cover the nine names in Hebrew to name a child. Then we will see what this has to do with our five scriptures in Proverbs, including the rod and spanking a child.Like I said in the first part of this Article, the material I am...read more
Why using the rod on your child and spanking is not found in the Bible: An old truth in a new light. (Part 1)
In many Christian books, it is out of question that this is a command from God, and if we want to obey him, we have to use the rod. (…or other ways of physical correction) On the Internet and in books from “Christian experts in raising children” you can find the...read more