Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fight The Irritation Infestation

"If we don’t want our families to live in homes overcome with bad attitudes, we need to fight back with a few contagious emotions of our own.

We can fight the irritation infestation with cheerful smiles that may have to start on the outside with mere muscle movements, but they can make their way inside as we lean on the Lord and choose to obey Him. Let’s spread a little joy today.

Get ready. Smile."

~Andrea Parunak at Pursuing Titus 2

Monday, June 27, 2011

Know the Father's Ways to Direct Your Child's Ways

"In order to woo your child's heart toward godliness, you must know God and His ways yourself. You must recognize and understand fallen, prideful human nature and its rebellion against God, and you must accept God's remedy - the perfect, sacrificial work of Christ, wrought by His crucifixion and resurrection."

~L. Elizabeth Krueger
Raising Godly Tomatoes

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Awaiting The Sacred Fifth Birthday

"The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five."

~Jim Trelease,
The Read-Aloud Handbook

Monday, June 20, 2011

Power In The Trenches of Motherhood

"To be a mother is the grandest vocation in the world. No one being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations; for to her is necessarily committed the making of the nation's citizens."

~Hannah Whitall Smith


Friday, June 17, 2011

Diapers, Schedules, Sippy Cups - Oh Yeah, And Eternal Perspective...

"We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word."

~Charles H. Spurgeon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Discouraged Before You Even Get Started?

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.

Isaiah 28:10 KJV

Monday, June 13, 2011

What Can I Get Away With?

"...As in so much of parenting (and life), it’s about accountability. Are the rules mandatory or optional? What can I get away with? Is anyone paying attention?

If we want our children to follow the commandment of Ephesians 6:1 – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” – then we need to make it possible, even easy, for them to do so. Where we don’t, we are failing them. Where we don’t and then we become angry and exasperated at the situation...then we’re further failing them – even sinning against them."

~Susan at Heart Pondering

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Humble, Powerful Work

"Nothing can compare in beauty, and wonder, and admirableness, and divinity itself, to the silent work in obscure dwellings of faithful women bringing their children to honor and virtue and piety."

~Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Naptime Makes A Mother's Heart Grow Fonder

"A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice - especially when she's taking a nap."

~Author Unknown

Monday, June 6, 2011

A Lofty Challenge for Mothers

"Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be."

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749 - 1832)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wanting the Best of Both Worlds

"You must equip your children to function in a culture that has abandoned the knowledge of God. If you teach them to use their abilities, aptitudes, talents and intelligence to make their lives better, without reference to God, you turn them away from God.

How do we do this? We pander to their desires and wishes. We teach them to find their soul's delight in going places and doing things. We attempt to satisfy their lust for excitement. We fill their young lives with distractions from God. We give them material things and take delight in their delight in possessions.

Then we hope that somewhere down the line they will see that a life worth living is found only in knowing and serving God."

~Tedd Tripp
Shepherding A Child's Heart

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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