Friday, July 30, 2010

A Tiny Predator

How big is a mosquito? Not big at all, right? But oh, the damage and sorrow one little mosquito can cause. This is especially true in some areas of the world where malaria is a danger. Just imagine. There have been cases where a child has died from one mosquito bite. You could help, you know. By sponsoring a child in certain endangered places through World Vision, you could help protect that child from malaria by providing funds which could be used to provide insecticide treated bed nets. This is just one of the many that sponsorship could help. And think about the experience it would be for your children. Think about the lessons they will have in compassion. How much is that worth? More information is here and we invite you to pray and think about it if there is any way you could work this out in your household.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

National Pastime

Baseball is the game I enjoy the most, even though this year my favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies, is not doing very well. Above is the Phillies Phanatic, the team's mascot, and he's been pretty sad of late. Oh well, it's important that we all remember to take it for what it is, only a game, and make sure our children see it as just that. The guys who play are entertainers and certainly not heroes. There are many Christian Heroes whom we may hold before our kids who can be for them so much better as examples.

But having said that, baseball is fun and it's a good and healthy activity for all ages. A very interesting site has been brought to my attention through one of my groups and I wanted to pass it on. It's all about the sport which is known as our national pastime and I think you and your children will like it if you like the sport itself. Enjoy it here.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Having Fun!

We all know that we should never leave a small child alone with the family dog, no matter how wonderful our pet may be. But when properly supervised, the relationship between these "siblings" can be rewarding for both. What fun these two are having! Your kids of all ages will enjoy this one and you will too.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Look at me!

Look what I can do, Mom!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Children & Patriotism

This time of year two years ago, I wrote an article for our newsletter on the topic of instilling patriotism in children. It's now archived on our site and I thought I'd link to it here in case any of you would like to read it.

A blessed fourth of July weekend to all. Stay safe and healthy. Please enjoy your Independence Day, but remember that more importantly, it's the Lord's Day.

God bless,