For part of this week, all of our young people are away on various purposeful missions in life, one helping his grandfather, one flying planes for a living, and one at a spiritual retreat, and thus God allowed me some time for quiet introspection and prayer as I looked over some old photos. My heart was full of love and thankfulness for the children He had blessed us with.
Then for a quick trip to the local Wal-Mart…
I am assuming we have all heard about or seen some very unusual scenes there reflecting the moral decline of our country, but today I was grieved and dismayed. There were several very disturbing instances which would make a parent’s heart feel threatened.
What sweet memories I have of my mother training me to peeling potatoes. I know training and teaching me brought her pleasure. Each day she would pull out the potato peeler from the kitchen drawer, and she would show me how to do it. My little hands soon learned how to grasp a potato in my left hand and the peeler in my right.
Many of you have asked for a list of books to help in raising girls and help guide their hearts toward purity. We want them to grow to be highly capable of living in the world, but not be a part of it.
One thing parents can do in raising girls to be adult women full of integrity and wisdom is to read books (with and to them) that sow the seeds of those character qualities you wish to develop.
Start at a young age, drawing her to know Christ and how He would have her live.
Physical Education is often overlooked in homeschool curriculum and would be welcome after a winter of being kept indoors. This study will encourage exercise through track and field events, spiritual instruction regarding our call to “run the race”, while including the three “R’s”. It stars the champion of the Olympics and most importantly, of God, Eric Liddell. Are you ready to start? On your marks, get set, go!
The recent United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision that homosexual couples have the right to marry may be greater than Roe v. Wade in its far-reaching implications and effects on our country. Christians rightfully recognize the decision as a byproduct of the moral and spiritual degeneration of the United States. For parents seeking to raise their children with a healthy, moral understanding of God’s design for marriage, the emphasis on and celebration of sexual deviancy presents a great threat to traditional Christian values. Now more than ever, it’s a time for Christian parents to be strong and courageous.
We’ve all met women who are beautiful to look at, but when they open their mouth, they suddenly lose their charm.
Likewise, the world sees someone with a Christian symbol or bumper sticker on their car rudely speeding through a stop sign or cutting off another driver. They look at news reports of Christian leaders committing fraud or adultery. They notice a family pray before their meals in a restaurant, then leave a huge mess behind for the buss boy to clean up or a poor tip for their harried waitress. They may even see Jacqueline fuming with annoyance in a grocery line when she’s running late. Oh, groan.
There’s only so much one can do to enhance their appearance. But discretion? Oh, we can definitely work on that.