Thursday, April 3, 2014

Brave, Strong and Happy

The Embroidery Lesson by Jules Trayer

"The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest."


Monday, March 17, 2014

A Joyful Rhythm

Maternal Instinct by John Henry Lorimer

"When a mother’s heart beats a joyful rhythm, it changes how her eyes see and how her ears hear. Dirty fingerprints on a newly-cleaned mirror become life’s artwork and the noisy din of little voices becomes life’s music."

~Elisha Galotti

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

God Owns Tomorrow

"The life of faith is lived one day at a time, and it has to be lived--not always looked forward to as though the 'real' living were around the next corner. It is today for which we are responsible. God still owns tomorrow."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Friday, December 6, 2013

Intricately Woven


For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

~Psalm 139:13-16

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Delightful Creatures

Best Friends by John George Brown

"Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a boy."

~ Author unknown

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tending Little Hearts

Sunshine Hours by Charles Lucy

"Mothers, take the time. Weed those little gardens…tedious as it is, as many times as those weeds sprout up again…keep at it. It’s bigger than today."

~Kelly Crawford
Generation Cedar

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Parent's Privilege

Mother's Little Helper by Timoleon Lobrichon

“Children can be trained in almost any direction. Their natural tendencies may be so curbed and guided as no longer to show themselves in disagreeable prominence. It is a parent’s privilege, and it is a parent’s duty, to make his children, by God’s blessing, to be and to do what they should be and do, rather than what they would like to be and do.”

~H.Clay Trumbull
Hints on Child Training

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Training to Respond to His Grace

Mother Tying Her Daughter's Bonnet by George Augustus Freezor

“Correction is about reaching your child’s heart….The heart is fallen and sinful (we want to sin), but God changes hearts by His grace to respond to him, and that is the purpose of biblical discipline-to train the hearts of your child to respond to God and His grace.”

~Clay Clarkson
Educating the Whole Hearted Child

Monday, September 23, 2013

Children's Self-Denial

Young Boy Grinding Scissors by Louise-Emile Adan

"At an early age children may be taught to forego little things, especially for the sake of others; for that shows a purpose. Afterwards they may be taught to bear disappointments and crosses as benefiting their own character, and preparing them for the heavier trials and sacrifices of mature age. It will hep to self-conquest, if one distinct act of self-denial is practiced every day; and then it should be entirely voluntary and  cheerful, for thus is is like fruit with the bloom on it; but when self-denial is grudging and complaining, it is in deed sour and acrid fruit."

~Dulce Domum

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Echoes of Kindness

Mother Tying Her Daughter's Bonnet by George Augustus Freezor

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

~Mother Teresa

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