Category: Bible

A Solid Foundation for Children

Excellent wisdom from the book Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman we read on page 177-178: The society we live in today is a dangerous one. There are plenty of big bad wolves out there…

God of Refuge for Parents

When life gets tough,    I am your hiding place. I’m near when you call upon Me in truth.    I’ll protect you from trouble, Surrounding you with songs of deliverance. Give Me all your worries    And watch Me sustain you and your…

10 More Things Parents Should Remember

1. Not every minute of a child’s life has to be filled with “productive” activities like classes, lessons and sports. Children need time to be alone, to explore, to be quiet and thoughtful. 2. How to explain basic Christian doctrines or truths, in simple…

12 Principles of Parenting

“The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.”        Matthew 7:25 HCSB The most important “career” we will ever pursue is that of being a parent. Over my…

Time Alone with God–You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!

Face it! When you have young children squeezing one more thing into your day is hopeless! Even if that one thing is spending time alone with God. Have you heard the story of Suzanna Wesley who had (I believe) 18 children? She had her…

Parenting From Fear Or Courage?

I’ve been a parent for 48 years. Boy! I’m old. Over this half-century I’ve seen many changes in our culture—including our Christian culture. I’ve watched the family structure crumble little-bit-by-little-bit. It’s a huge contributor to the other social ills of 21st Century America, in…

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 3 of 3

Bits of wisdom from Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman. Proverbs 9:10 (HCSB) “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” From pages 256-257…

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 2 of 3

Bits of wisdom from Parenting Your Powerful Child: Bringing an End to the Everyday Battles by Dr. Kevin Leman. “Every family has a powerful child…or two. Some are easy to pick out— you can hear them from way down the block. Others you may…

Become Like Little Children

Matthew 18: 1-7 NIV 1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you…

YOUR CHILD’S HEART

I Samuel 16:7 b says: “Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” Luke 16:15 b says:                               …

PRAYING OVER YOUR CHILDREN

For the past fifty years I have prayed over my sleeping children, then grandchildren. Even when they were in their teens (too busy usually to pray with me) I knelt beside their beds late at night and prayed specifically for them. When my sons…

Encouraging Words for Parents

Today’s encouraging words for parents are from Songs from a Mother’s Heart: Meditations on the Psalms by Pamela J. Kennedy-posted by Jean Matthew Hall Psalm 9: 1-2 1 I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;     I will tell of all your wonderful…

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