Thursday, July 24, 2014
I saw this link on Facebook to a sight with pictures of babies on their first birthday doing what those one year olds do best--smashing their cakes. But this pro-life page had a sobering message: "Every baby deserves a birthday." Oh, how true this is. Go see these delightful babies here.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
This could be said of mothers too, but the focus of Mr. Pink's article was fathers, and oh what a quote for them to remember. The charge given to fathers by the Lord our God is indeed a solemn one. They are to bring up these young ones unto Him, in the fear and nurture of Him, and with an eye to the fact, as the article further states, that their families are "nurseries" for both Church and State. The charge given can only be done prayerfully and carefully. So we must pray for fathers!
But as solemn a charge we see that they have--what a precious privilege! Ohhh, they will have to fix bikes and other toys from time to time. They will have to even apply bandages and kiss away tears of disappointment. But beyond that, to think that "in their hands are deposited the hope and blessing, or else the curse and plague, of the next generation." Indeed, what a solemn charge! But always remember, with every large responsibility, there is more than often a blessed privilege. And as we know, with that responsibility and privilege, God meets us along the way and promises not to leave the task for us to do without His help. Wonderful news indeed.
Praying for you fathers [and mothers].
In His love,
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Exactly four years ago today, I posted an article from the old website about having parties at home for your kids, and this serves as a reminder, since I do believe in the principles set forth in it. Brings many memories of days gone by when we had parties in this home and what fun. And not were they just fun, but there were many precious memories stored away for a lifetime. Who knows what God can do with that. The article is still there if you would like to read it.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Father's Day is almost here and around here we do realize the importance of a loving and faithful father in the life of any child. What a blessing to those who have one. Unfortunately, all don't, but that won't stop us from praying for and striving to see more. a valuable asset indeed.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Well, happily for customers, not only has the regular price for the Bright Gems for His Crown book been reduced, perhaps forever, but the special offer for our online friends has also been reduced and extended. Here's the direct link for folks which can be only accessed via Facebook, Pinterest, and this blog. Take advantage here. Not only does this book teach your kids character qualities, but at the same time there's mixed in the doctrines about God and Jesus which we all hold dear. Your older primaries can use it for personal devotions or you can use it for family devotions with all the ages, including the younger ones. This is apparently what quite a few families do.
God bless and do spread the word.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
May we never forget and may we be sure to not only teach this to our children, but guide them in it. This is a quote from our beloved booklet "The Duties of Parents" by Mr. Ryle that we did a series on not too long ago. You can find those posts under the "parenting" and "J.C. Ryle" categories to the left.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat, this is my body. And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Matthew 26:26-28
"Since that night Christian people in all the world celebrate the Lord's Supper by eating bread and drinking wine in memory of the death of our dear Lord. The bread and wine are signs that we share in the forgiveness of sins which His death made possible. To those who truly love Jesus, and who come to Him to have their sins forgiven, the Lord's Supper is sacred." ~ Catherine F. Vos, The Child's Story Bible
Remember Him to your children. Teach them what this was (and is) all about.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
See? You're never too young to be a helper. Remember the daily Bright Gems prayers at the Facebook page? Well, since they're based on the devotions in the book, naturally today's was about helping, with a particular emphasis on the fact that even the youngest child can be a helper. This picture is certainly illustrating that. Also, it's also a little reminder about tomorrow's topic, working hard.
Friday, April 4, 2014
We had our first "Daughter Day" at Facebook yesterday and this was one of the posts. No more need be said, except that I have a particular heart for little girls, not just because I have only daughters and granddaughters and no boys, but because it's just always been that way. But boys will not be totally neglected here. However, there will probably be more Daughter Days at the FB page for the reason already stated.
Girls themselves are treasures in a very special way, and most boys and young men come to realize this eventually. So what we can say to parents and grandparents of boys is to make sure your sons/grandsons know this and treat them as such.