Author: Leanne Badham

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 […]

Family Friday: The Right Choice

Family Friday: The Right Choice

With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Over the last few weeks, families have been faced with overwhelming decisions regarding school for their children for this coming fall. The wonderful thing […]

Family Friday: Be Fruitful with Our Words

Family Friday: Be Fruitful with Our Words

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose. (Proverbs 18:21) There are certain phrases that have become ingrained into my regular vocabulary, either in my personal experience or my experience as an educator. Growing up we are all taught, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything […]

It Is Done In Love

It Is Done In Love

“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Sometimes it is hard to have patience. In this current world of fear, challenges, and injustices it can be even more so. Children have no filter- if there is one thing you can count on, it is the truth and honesty that flows […]

We All Matter

We All Matter

“He heals the wounds of every shattered heart” Psalm 147:3 When I continue to watch the current events in our country unfold, my heart shatters. I think of parents who are trying to cope with children who already lost so much over the last few months, and as they struggle to try to bring a […]

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