Monday, April 18, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
This very nice picture and verse is from a wonderful page on Facebook which HCG follows. This organization, like we do, has a heart for adoption and the many children who have need of homes. I would encourage anyone who has any interest in this area to not only follow the Facebook page, but do whatever may be in their power to support it and help it. The best way any child in need of a home can be helped is, of course, by finding a forever family. But there are many other ways to help even if you're not able to provide that way. And we all know we can always provide prayer support. Go visit the page here when you have a chance. Warning: the page is overrun with adorable children!
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
"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.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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."
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.
Monday, January 18, 2016
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
Thursday, December 17, 2015
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
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.
Monday, November 9, 2015
(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
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
Monday, October 5, 2015
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.