Wednesday, June 19, 2013

When We Get Too Busy

Not Too Much to Carry by William Bouguereau, 1895

"One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to Him and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy.”

~Elisabeth Elliot
Secure in the Everlasting Arms

Monday, June 3, 2013

Young Years are for Molding Hearts and Training Behavior

Les Derniers Jours d Enfance by Cecilia Beaux

"The realization that only a genuine conversion of the soul by God will effect the child's spiritual state before Him should undergird everything we teach our little ones.  But as parents we don't wait on the heart of the child to accompany the outward behavior.  It would be foolish to wait until a pure motive accompanied the child's actions, before we began training a child not to throw things, to come to us when he is called, or not to pulverize his sister.

Expecting obedience and teaching them to honor, with love and gentleness, is showing them a picture of God's relationship to His children. 

For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives. Heb. 12:6"

~Bambi Moore
In the Nursery of the Nation

Common-Sense-Gone-Controversial: The Training of Young Children

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