Thursday, April 17, 2014

Remember Him to Your Children

"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.

Nanna Maxine

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The School of Example

"Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other." ~ Edmund Burke

Friday, April 11, 2014

Helping and Working

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.

Nanna Maxine

Friday, April 4, 2014

Precious Treasure

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.

Nanna Maxine

Monday, March 31, 2014

Enough to Share

"If there is any at all, there is enough to share." Elizabeth Mullendore. 

Do you have times of plenty alternating with times of want? Or do you have long seasons of both? Whatever the case, this quote would apply. If you have anything, it can be shared. A lovely thought for your home and for your children.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Jesus in the Home

Amen. Well, let's strive to make it that way.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello, Spring

She's celebrating the arrival of Spring. Are you at your house? We have much to be thankful for, as always, and one of those things is for keeping us through a very bitter and harsh winter. But then doesn't that make us appreciate this wonderful season of flowers and bird singing all the more?

I think this is a lovely painting by Frederick Morgan (1856-1927), don't you? Many blessings to you at your home and may you and your children appreciate all of God's gifts.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Busy Pretty Little Mommy

I posted this at the Facebook page today; I just love this lovely depiction of a little girl playing mommy and dress up at the same time. How many of us "big" girls remember those days, but as most of us know, a child's play is work, preparing her (or him) for the future. Seems this little lady is preparing quite well to be a Proverbs 31 woman. Love the artist's use of colors and the sunlight coming in. How pleasant to the eyes.

I hope if you have daughters, you're teaching them well in the ways of coming godly womanhood. Being a good homemaker is part of it, but there are many more facets, such as a kind and compassionate heart for one thing.

Nanna Maxine

Monday, March 3, 2014

Aesop Fables

Don't forget to use these fables in the life of your family. You can apply them so many ways! Today we posted one at the Facebook page, but remember there is always one here to use in your homeschool writing activities or just as a nice little exercise to link onto your family devotions. You can get into some very good discussions using many of these. Use the above Aesop tab to go to the current "Speakable" writing activity.

Nanna Maxine :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Psalm 27:10 for All of Us.

What a blessed truth, for us as well as our children.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mommies are Little Girls

"Mommies are just big little girls." Unknown. I really like this quote because it's cute, yes, but there is a lot of truth in it. The way I see it, when little girls grow up to be mommies, in most cases they've been "practicing" all their lives--just as this little girl is. How many times have you seen it? A little girl and her dolly--a "mommy" and her little one. Speaking of which, don't forget our "Playing Mommy" board at Pinterest to see other pictures demonstrating what we just observed, and some in many other cultures too.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Her Hand in Marriage

Watch this father giving away his daughter at her wedding. Listen to what he said. It will really grab you. I know it did me.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

From Childhood

"It is a great happiness to know the holy scriptures from our childhood. The age of children is the learning age; and those who would get true learning must get it out of the scriptures." ~ Matthew Henry.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Love God Completely

"The prerequisite for teaching your children about God successfully is that you love God completely. ~ Elizabeth George

This is one of the valentines that's being featured at the Facebook page between now and February 14th or so. I'm making a folder of them there if you want to go check them out. All, of course, on the theme of love, but related somehow to children. This one is No. 6.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Cup of Cold Water, and Jesus

"They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Rev. 7:16-17

Let's do our best to give these little ones a cup of cold water (Matthew 10:42) and most of all Jesus, and then these words will be true of them in eternity.

Nanna Maxine