Monday, August 29, 2011

Daily Decisions Matter


"We look at Scripture as we consider the influences we want for our children or ones that we think should be avoided. We don't only look at the consequences for today, but also the potential ones that could follow in a year or in ten years.

The question before the Lord is, "If I sow this today in my child's life, what will he reap in the years to come?" "

~Steve and Teri Maxwell
Keeping Our Children's Hearts



Thursday, August 25, 2011

Our Words Are Seeds


"Mothers, be faithful. Don't get discouraged.
Pray for your children, and do not forget to talk to them:
your words will settle down in their hearts.
They never can, they never will forget them.
They may appear not to heed what you say;
they may put on an appearance of thoughtlessness and levity,
which look as though your words were disregarded;
but persevere--- those words are there, and never will be forgotten: but may be called up in years to come when you are dead and gone, and like seed cast in the earth, germinate and produce fruit that shall flourish in immortality."

~Jabez Burns
Mothers of the Wise and Good
1846

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hearts Are Never Neutral


"If you neglect to instruct your children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No; if you will not teach them to pray, he will -- to curse, swear, and lie; if ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring." 

~John Flavel
English clergyman & author
(1628-1691)


Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Choice Words Build Up Our Homes


A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.

~Proverbs 25:11

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Mother's Job Description


Everyday we chisel and mold creations greater than anything in the Louvre.
Everyday we build a foundation grander than the St. Petersburg cathedral.
Everyday we adjust the rhythm and rhyme of our magnum opus, bringing more glory to God than a thousand Hallelujah Choruses.
Welcome to Motherhood, the most powerful job in the world.

~Kat ~ Inspired to Action


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Top Lesson in the School of Motherhood


"Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less."

~C.S. Lewis


Monday, August 8, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Called to Be Faithful in the Little Things


"I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but my chief duty is to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

~Helen Keller
(1880-1968)


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

True Training Grounds


"The child who learns to be gentle with a little brother will be gentle to others; the one who learns to be a peacemaker amond his brothers and sisters will know how to be so with others, because he has had to practice respecting the rights of others in the most arduous boot camp of all - the home."

~William and Colleen Dedrick
The Little Book of Christian Character and Manners
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