Candy Gibbs

Writings

Summer Ideas

June 14, 2021 • General

As a mom, I totally understand that summer can be the best of times and the worst of times. Who hasn’t spent weeks anticipating mornings of sleeping in and evenings spent lingering on the patio with the kids? Yet, by…


To Graduates

May 31, 2021 • General

One of the greatest joys of my life is to work with teens. I just love them. They’ve made me cry myself to sleep. They’ve made me think longer about my side of a debate and even sometimes reconsider my…


In The Midst

April 30, 2021 • General

I saw a quote on Twitter recently and I cannot get it off of my mind. “God has landed on this enemy-occupied world in human form.” C.S. Lewis. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,…


I Am Fine

March 20, 2021 • General

I had a recent conversation with a friend that went something like this… “How are you doing?” “I am fine. But I am tired of fine. I am asking the Lord to teach me…teach me to be content in all…


Time to Dream

March 20, 2021 • General

Dreams. I wonder if our teens take time to dream? In the midst of a crazy schedule, academic rigor, athletic demands, expectations of teachers, and trying to live up to their parents’ dreams for them, do they develop dreams of…


God Time

March 13, 2021 • General

Something that I remind myself of often is that the same Holy Spirit that lives in me as an adult, lives in our children if they have accepted Christ as their Savior. He is not limited by their age. When…


Compassion

February 11, 2021 • General

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” – Colossians 3:12. I love the way the Lord speaks to us in ways that we understand. As parents, when our children…


Ready…Set…PRAY!

February 11, 2021 • General

Who can believe how fast time flies!! I am always thrilled to experience stepping up to the starting line and getting our feet set in the blocks so to speak. For anyone who is a runner, you know that when…


Helicopter Parent? OR… Hero?

February 11, 2021 • General

Suffice it to say, we could all write a book on 2020, so I won’t… Bring on 2021! Those of you who know me well or even those of you who regularly read the blog know that often I can…


Don’t Be Anxious

January 23, 2021 • General

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the God of peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”…

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