Category: Inspiration for Parents

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…

Picture Book Review—Be Kind

  Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Be Kind is written by Pat Zietlow Miller, and is illustrated lusciously by Jen Hill. It was published in 2018 by Roaring Brook Press. Be Kind is one of my favorites of the many picture…

2018 Books on Christian Parenting

This list comes from an article in Publisher’s Weekly dated January 24, 2018. “Publishers Offer Parents Guidance In Challenging Times” was written by Ann Byle. Read the entire article here. So, watch for these titles to hit the shelves at various times in 2018,…

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…

Parenting Your Powerful Child Part 1 of 3

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

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 Hugs for New Moms by Stephanie Howard  I’ll bless you and multiply your family, keeping My covenant of love with you. Don’t let anxiety steal your joy:            rather, tell Me about your…

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