Tuesday, April 24, 2012

From Surviving to Thriving


"If you really want to stop just surviving motherhood, you have to find meaning in motherhood that transcends the day to day-ness of your life.  Cooking and cleaning have to stop being tiresome chores, naughtiness has to stop being a personal offense, and the needs of your family have to stop being interruptions to your day.

You have been entrusted with tomorrow’s fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers.  You have been entrusted with the next generation of believers, the future servants of our Lord and Savior, the Light-bearers and Truth-speakers of tomorrow.  They just happen to bundled up in little, foolish, needing-to-be-honed packages you get to unwrap!"

~Amy at Raising Arrows

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Daughters



"Who would ever think that so much can go on in the soul of a young girl?"

~Anne Frank


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Backing Up Our Words


"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson





Monday, April 2, 2012

Helping our Children in the Habit of Prayer


"Long before he can read, you can teach him to kneel by his mother’s side, and repeat the simple words of prayer and praise which she puts in his mouth. And as the first steps in any undertaking are always the most important, so is the manner in which your children’s prayers are prayed, a point which deserves your closest attention. Few seem to know how much depends on this. You must be careful that they don’t say their prayers in a hasty, careless, and irreverent manner.

Oh, dear friend, if you love your children, I charge you, do not let the early impression of a habit of prayer slip by. If you train your children to do anything, train them, at least, to have a habit of prayer.”

~J.C. Ryle
The Duties of Parents
1888

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