Author: Leanne Badham

Let it Go

Let it Go

You are the God who works wonders (Psalm 77:13-1) It is the time of year when we create goals, lists, and resolutions for the year ahead. Typically, these resolutions center on things like getting healthy, traveling, and finances. Creating goals while living in a world pandemic, after months of social distancing and self-isolation feels a lot […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. (2 Corinthians 9:13) Happy Christmas Eve! As we finish the flurry of preparations and put out the cookies for Santa, Christmas morning is just one sleep away. All the shopping is done, cooking is underway, and now it is time to give and receive gifts. Most of us […]

The True Meaning of Christmas

The True Meaning of Christmas

You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth (Luke 1:14) When we think about Christmas, what images come to mind? The season of Christmas has, in a lot of ways, become commercialized- especially for children- to produce thoughts of Santa, presents, trees, snowmen, etc. Most family traditions are embedded in gift […]

Unconditional Gratitude

Unconditional Gratitude

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and sing praises to Your name, O Most High. (Psalm 92:1) As you are reading this, it is the day after Thanksgiving. It is the day after we pause from the daily grind to share in food, family, and gratitude. This holiday season does not just […]

Finding a Safe Place

Finding a Safe Place

He is a God that never lacks strength to rescue us. (Isaiah 50:2) In each of the classrooms at Precious Cargo, we have what is called a “safe place.” This is an area in the room set aside from all the busyness of centers, toys, art materials, etc. It usually has a soft welcoming chair […]

Choose Gratitude

Choose Gratitude

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Did you know that gratitude is a choice? We must make the conscious effort to count our blessings, to see all that we have, and not focus on all that we do not. It is up to us to fuel […]

Seeking Rainbows

Seeking Rainbows

I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. (Genesis 9:13) Rainbows have always been special to me. Throughout my life I would rejoice when I saw a rainbow among the clouds, colorfully reminding me of the treasures, joy, and love that […]

We Will Not Crumble

We Will Not Crumble

“Though the mountain may crumble, you will not.” Isaiah 54:10 During this pandemic, I have struggled with giving myself the space to feel my emotions. I avoid dwelling in the world of feelings, and instead wear blinders only allowing me to focus on the tasks before me. If I feel my inner voice start to […]

Family Friday: Good Company

Family Friday: Good Company

Bad company corrupts good character. (1 Corinthians 15:33) Whatever we surround ourselves with feeds our spirit, our thoughts, and our emotions. During this time of such unrest and unknown, we are surrounded by negativity. Have you ever noticed that you feel physically drained after being in a pessimistic conversation or group? Our emotional health is […]

Family Friday: Let It Go

Family Friday: Let It Go

Be Still. Let go, and Let God (Psalm 46:10) Are you a planner? I am. My entire adult life I have grappled with the illusion of control. I plan ahead, create contingency plans, a backup for my backup, and rely on calendars to help keep me on track and focused. One of the many things […]

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