A TENDER PARENT CAN SCARCELY FIND IN HIS HEART TO DO THIS; IT GOES MUCH AGAINST THE GRAIN. But he finds it is necessary; it is his duty. … More Parenting 101: Spanking (part 2)
“I wouldn’t want to be raising my kids in this world!” Doesn’t every parent say that? I remember saying it and I remember my mom saying it to me! As the world seems to get crazier and crazier, what a wonderful, blessed assurance that our Lord Jesus NEVER changes! Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and … More Parenting 101: Spanking (Part 1)
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when … More The Most Important Parenting Verses in the Bible
I see a lot of people throughout the week, especially A LOT of kids. Why do they act the way they do? There are SO many reasons! When I’m dealing with a student who is having a grumbly day, I wonder what he/she faced that morning before coming to school. By high school, character … More At the End of the Day
Why would a fifty-nine-year-old pastor’s wife write about pornography? Well, it certainly isn’t a desirable topic, and certainly not one which I would choose to write about. But for the past two days, I’ve been dealing with messages sent to my blog which were links to porn sites. Did I look at them? Sadly, I … More Pornography—the Roaring Lion
This week at our Mom’s Morning, several of the young mothers shared about their mornings—how they got up early (while it was still dark!) and had their devotions. Each one shared the precious wonder of quietness as they drew near to God before little feet began to patter. That is one of the most frightening … More The Most Beautiful Sight (AKA When Satan trembles!)
How is your “press” going? Are you “pressing?” I’m not talking about removing a wrinkle in your shirt—I’m talking about checking for a possible wrinkle in your life. The Greek word for press is more often translated as “persecute” (24 times–the only thing I can figure is, if you are going to persecute someone, … More Press, follow… persecute?
This is really a challenge to mothers. I’m listening to Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and the main character just confessed to a friend that she doesn’t like her mother, never did. The following is an excerpt from the book: “Why,”—she [Valency] had a desperate desire that Barney should know the worst about … More Do I Love My Mother?
Do you have one of these in your life—you know, the child that knows just what to say to get your blood boiling? I’ve been teaching children for forty years in various capacities: piano teacher, public and Christian school teacher, homeschool teacher, junior church and Sunday school teacher, Children’s Club and now Master Club teacher. … More Button-pushing Cherub
This past week, we visited our son and his wife AND our youngest grandson, Caleb—our Christmas baby! While there, I began working on a little booklet which is a compilation of Matthew Henry’s notes on Proverbs 31. As I was reading and copying and pasting and organizing the information into a booklet, my daughter-in-law … More My Daughters, My Treasures