Tuesday, February 9, 2016

How Manifold Are Your Works O Lord


"O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures." Psalm 104:24

Amen. May our children learn and know the truth of these words and worship the One who created all these things.

Blessings,
Nanna Maxine

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Prayers for Each Day



Tuesday Ironing Day 
"Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected though the years so that I may see the beauty in others.
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I found the sweetest little prayers in a search for something else and liked them so much that I'm pairing them up with cute pictures at the Facebook page. Here we have one of the prayers and one of the pictures. I would think it's a good idea for our children to know how to iron. I would hope that is a "skill" that would still come in handy for girls AND boys.
But even more, I would hope to see the young people I love to indeed get rid of unhealthy and ungodly prejudices.

Much love,
Nanna Maxine


Monday, January 18, 2016

Do What is Right


And one of the things important to remember is that it's always right to help the poor and needy. World Vision can help you to do that. And thank you, Dr. King, for many wise and true words which you have left behind for us all.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Ultimate Test



Sometimes I think much of our society has forgotten this. It's indeed a matter of prayer, is it not?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Baby in the Cradle



During this season of so much attention on this baby in the manger, let's not forget this wonderful quote.  Teach them, starting even when they're in the cradle, the truths of the Babe who was born a King. Teach them of their need for Him.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Helping First World Children

Image borrowed from World Vision Facebook

May I remind you once again of a way you can help your children think outside of themselves and curb the whining spirit and selfishness so often found in first world families? If you can at all make the sacrifice and find some "extra" funds somewhere, perhaps you as a family can sponsor a child. You can not only give to a needy one somewhere else, but teach your own young ones about the living conditions there, pray diligently for that sponsored child, even put up pictures to help those in your house remember the plight of someone else, and also remind them without lecturing that they have much to be thankful for. Sponsoring through World Vision or some other worthwhile Christian agency is a great option to achieve all these things. But most importantly you'll be fulfilling the Lord's commands found throughout Scripture not to forget the poor and needy. More information can be found here.

Lovingly,
Nanna Maxine

Monday, November 9, 2015

No Joke

 (Image source here)


Have you ever read any of those cute little prayers from children? This one is priceless:

Little boy's prayer: "Dear God, Please take care of my mommy and daddy and sister and grandma and grandpa. And please, God, take care of Yourself, or else we're all sunk!"

This was a "joke" on one of those perpetual calendars I used to have, but these childish words are no joke. They are good sound theology. Without the Lord God Almighty, this whole universe is done. We're all sunk. But God is perfectly capable of taking care of Himself along with the rest of us.

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. I Chronicles 29:11

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Having Fun!

This is an old favorite all over the place and I did post it years ago and at Pinterest, but I'd like to post it here again for the fun of it. As I said before, always be careful not to leave small children and babies alone with a dog, no matter how sweet and friendly he may be, but properly supervised what fun and affection can be had. Now, these two are have way too much fun. Adorable.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Lesson About the Feet


Just a gentle reminder-- never grows old -- from a familiar Chinese proverb.

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Friend in Need



Love vintage pictures and you'll see plenty on our Facebook page. This was a popular one. Would anyone dare try to hurt either of these two friends without having to contend with the other? How precious is this? I hope your children can someday know the special benefits of having a pet to love and care for. We all know that very often it's their first encounter with grief, but well worth it as not only is grief an important aspect of life, but it will strengthen and build character when the whole family handles it properly. And all the blessings that come before are well worth it.

Fondly,
Nanna Maxine

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

He Cares For You



Of all the truths we can teach our children, this is far at the top. In the day and age we find ourselves, with the level of evil all around us, and so much more, teach them to cast their cares upon Jesus please.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tricycle Anyone?



Tricycle anyone? Great weather for it! Let's make sure the kids of all ages get outside to play and are not only staring down at electronic devices. Not that there isn't anything to be gained from these devices, because there is, but we don't want to let that be it. Fresh air cannot be competed with!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In Stitches


We have a new board at Pinterest and thought we'd tell you about it! If you're a lover of needlework of any kind you will probably enjoy the pictures, mostly of children doing some form of needlework. Enjoy. The board is here.  Beautiful art by Lisi Martin.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Romans 8:28 Quilt



Inspired by a Keys for Kids devotional for June 1, 2015, I really liked the image of a quilt to illustrate this biblical truth. In the past I always have explained it to children with a jigsaw puzzle, but I like the quilt image just as much.

Nanna Maxine

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For Better or Worse in Friendship




"A person is made better or worse by his friends." ~ Beautiful Girlhood, Karen Andreola


So true. A reason to be so careful in choosing friends. Oh what a lesson for our young people to learn.


Painting by George Elgar Hicks