“And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 NIV Jesus is not talking to children here … they’re already child-like. It’s we adults, who are apparently missing out on the unique characteristics of being children. And truth […]
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A Prayer For Parents
A Prayer For Parents A “Family By The Book” blog Father, don’t let them parent for the moment … but for the future. Don’t let them parent for the ‘cuteness’ now … but for the character later. Don’t allow them to parent conveniently … but to parent consistently. Don’t allow them to parent out of […]
Is It Time To Pray Now?
A Blog for Parents Two vital questions for parents: Do you pray daily for your children? What do you pray when you pray? Parenting carries multiple responsibilities. We are to love, care for, provide for, guide, encourage, set boundaries, teach personal responsibility and pass on our faith. Not an easy agenda in the best […]
Leaving An Inheritance
Family By The Book A parenting blog It’s funny what being seventy years old does to a person. You pay special attention to things that previously never crossed your mind. And you forget about lots of stuff that used to be very important to you. I’ve come to the conclusion that God planned for […]
Our Ceiling, Their Floor
A Blog For Parents David said, “My son Solomon is still young and inexperienced. And since the Temple to be built for the Lord must be a magnificent structure, famous and glorious throughout the world, I will begin making preparations for it now.” S0 David collected vast amounts of building materials before his death. I Chronicles 22:5 […]
Passing Your Faith Along … Successfully!
So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. Psalm 78:7 The transferring of faith from one generation to the next is not automatic. Children don’t receive a relationship with their parent’s God through osmosis while they sleep. There isn’t a ‘faith fairy’ who […]
2 Into 13
The title suggests that this is a pop quiz on division … how much is 2 into 13? But it isn’t a math question. It’s a short blog about how fast time goes by while you are parenting. Not that long ago it was just us two … Joanie and Paul. And then there were […]
Preposterous Prayer! A Prayer Blog From Fresh Heart Ministries
I believe in prayer, but have lessons to learn about praying. I am a board member of Kidzana Ministries, whose simplified mission statement is to “equip local people to reach local kids all around the world.” Toward that end, they, along with many other mission organizations have launched an endeavor to raise up, train and […]