Parenting

Our Children Are Not Safe on the Internet

OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT SAFE ON THE INTERNET I am still reeling from yesterday… Yesterday, I allowed my four year old to watch “Beginners Bible: The Story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den” on YouTube. A few minutes later I looked up, mind you, in the same room and less than 6 feet from my… Continue reading Our Children Are Not Safe on the Internet

Encouragement · Marriage · Parenting · Titus 2

Speaking Words of Encouragement in Our Homes

Speaking Words of Encouragement in Our Homes “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”                                    Ephesians 4:29… Continue reading Speaking Words of Encouragement in Our Homes

Homemaking · Parenting

11 Effective Disciplines for Raising Successful Children

11 Effective Disciplines for Raising Successful Children Have you ever wondered, “How can I raise successful Godly children?” Does it seem to be too difficult of a task to do in this world today? Raising Children is Tough Work As parents we are responsible for loving, protecting, teaching, nourishing their souls, providing entertainment, kissing boo-boo’s,… Continue reading 11 Effective Disciplines for Raising Successful Children

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Marriage · Parenting · Titus 2

THE INFLUENCE OF A GODLY WOMAN

Today my paternal grandmother would have been 110 years old. She has been gone for about thirteen years now. But I can still see her full head of white curly hair. Her stories and laughter still fresh in my mind. She was a Godly woman who had a strong influence on my faith. Upon entering… Continue reading THE INFLUENCE OF A GODLY WOMAN

Biblical womanhood · Blogging · Encouragement · Parenting · Titus 2

Readers Favorite Blog Posts on Marriage, Money, Parenting, and Life Lessons in Christian Homemaking and Biblical Womanhood

I write because I want to teach others to not make the mistakes that I did early in my marriage, parenting, and in my faith walk. There were many peaks and valleys for me to get to this point where I could minister from a Titus 2 platform, that is, an older women teaching the… Continue reading Readers Favorite Blog Posts on Marriage, Money, Parenting, and Life Lessons in Christian Homemaking and Biblical Womanhood

Homemaking · Marriage

Learn How to Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking

Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking “How can I stay motivated?” “I never can get anything done at home” “Help me, get my life in order-I am so overwhelmed” These are just a few of the questions and comments I have received on the blog or on facebook regarding how to overcome the… Continue reading Learn How to Fight Laziness and Find the Joy in Homemaking

Parenting

Four (Radical) Ways to Love Your Children

Do you remember the first time that you held your newborn baby?  It seemed that your baby could never do anything wrong.  It was love at first glance as a mom.  Your heart was filled with so much love and contentment. However,  those warm fuzzies last do not last forever and we learn quickly that… Continue reading Four (Radical) Ways to Love Your Children

Marriage

WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?

MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me.” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?

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A Father’s Love is Priceless

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“Daddy wuv’s me”….said, my two-year-old daughter, as she sighed contentedly in my arms.  This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy.

(This post was written over two years ago when my little girl was two. Now that she is almost five, she still says “My Daddy wuv’s me” (her l’s are w’s) and it is most precious thing to hear.)

Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy.  She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up in the air. Daily she waits at the door watching through the window for his return home from work.  The world revolves around her Daddy. He offers her security and love. She has faith that he will be there for her daily, when she gets hurt, or if she needs help.

I can reflect upon my relationship with my own father and know that I was fortunate because I had a father who spent hours listening to me and answering my endless questions. My own father took the time to share his faith with me and teach me things. I remember sitting in the garage as a child watching him as he used the lathe while he worked on a wood project. I remember it being cold in the garage, but I was content just to be in his presence. I do not remember what we talked about, but I do remember that moment very vividly.

Today I can see that same type of relationship developing between my own daughters and their father.  I have seen their confidence grow as he teaches them life skills with patience that I could only dream of having.

Time with their father is a coveted trophy in this household, which is often difficult with five daughters and one son.  Through the doting eye of their father, my daughters have grown in their self-confidence and own self-image.  They believe they can do anything they set their mind to because their father believes in each and every one of them. They are secure in their place in the world.

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While my daughters and I were both blessed with wonderful earthly fathers not all children have had that opportunity. The statistics are depressing to read regarding children with whom have had no father figure’s present or negative experiences with their fathers.

However, there is hope.  Hope that comes from our eternal Father in heaven.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:16 it is stated that God, our Father in heaven, loves us and offers us eternal encouragement and good hope. The Lord, our Father, loves you and I. He wants us to know that, believe that, and trust in that.

Your earthly father may have abandoned you or disappointed you or even hurt you in some way but your heavenly Father won’t.

He wants to have a relationship with you, His beloved child.  In 1 John 3:1 it is stated for you to “see what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …..”