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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Raising Godly Children: 50 Parenting Ideas You Won't Regret

Raising Godly Children: 50 Parenting Ideas You Won't Regret: Tuck  Love Notes  in their lunchbox, dresser drawers and unexpected places. Tell them  why you love them Worship together Be affect...

50 Parenting Ideas You Won't Regret

  1. Tuck Love Notes in their lunchbox, dresser drawers and unexpected places.
  2. Tell them why you love them
  3. Worship together
  4. Be affectionate
  5. Plan a purity weekend with your tween/teen
  6. Ask them questions
  7. Ask then to grade you as a parent
  8. Break your own rules (eating in bed, playing in the mud, etc).
  9. Give them a Bible you’ve read and written notes in (next to meaningful Scripture) especially for them
  10. Go on special dates with your child(ren)
  11. Go on a family missions trip together
  12. Memorize scripture together
  13. Be intentional with holidays-bring Christ in
  14. Engage every day: connect with them on a deeper level
  15. Help them live counter-cultural
  16. Serve with your children
  17. Listen: stop what you’re doing and really listen
  18. Don’t always rush to fix their problems
  19. Be consistent (A doesn’t happen until B-parenting book)
  20. Have regular family nights
  21. Make activities matter (Don’t just fill time. Ask: why are we doing this? How does it benefit?)
  22. Spend time doing something they love -music, running, games, drawing, etc
  23. Write a Family Missions Statement together
  24. Create Family Rules for your home
  25. Look for teachable moments
  26. Read to them (100 books to read to them)
  27. Limit media (TV/video games) to a certain amount of time a day/week
  28. Love your spouse in front of them
  29. Pick your battles
  30. Teach them to be strong
  31. Create family traditions (10 new ones to start today)
  32. Teach them to pray
  33. Show them what true success looks like
  34. Ask your kids for forgiveness when you fail
  35. Stand up for them
  36. Don’t over-schedule your kids
  37. Give them down time
  38. Pray for your kids- Let them overhear you doing so
  39. Keep the TV out of their bedroom
  40. Say yes as often as you can
  41. Give them the opportunity to change a life
  42. Use Conversation Starters at dinner
  43. Create with them
  44. Give them chores (age appropriate list)
  45. Challenge them to read their Bible and reward them for doing so
  46. Catch them being good
  47. Reward kindness
  48. Have fun with them!
  49. Write in a family gratitude journal
  50. Conduct regular family meetings
  51. If you don’t accomplish any of these in a day, don’t be discouraged! Above all they need you to be there.
Article from We Are That Family Blog  
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Irena Sendler

Remember this lady? I didn't either.

Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)
Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. 
She was not selected. 
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming. 

Please share this to honor the sacrifice and courage of this fine human being who gave so much and saved so many.

Missing You Always

Missing You Always

You never said, "I'm leaving."
You never said, "goodbye,"
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why.

A million times I needed you
A million times I cried, 
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died. 

In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still, 
In my heart I hold a place
That only you can fill. 


an Irish Blessing

May your day be filled with blessings
like the sun that lights the sky.
And may you always have the courage
to spread your wings and fly.
~Irish Blessing

Thursday, March 14, 2013


I've gone to
look for myself.
If I should return
before I get back,
please ask me to wait.

Nelson Mandela

"Education is the most
powerful weapon
we can use to
change the world."

~ Nelson Mandela


is the right 
of every child.
Not a 
special privilege
the fortunate, 
the planned, 
the perfect.

~ ♥ ~


is raw and pure. It is fierce and 
gentle. It is up and down. It is magic
and madness. Single days last
forever and years fly by...Be gentle
with yourself as you travel, dear
mother. Don't miss the scenery. 
Don't miss conversation with your
traveling companions. Laugh at the 
bumps and say 'ooh, aah!' on the 
hairpin turns. Buckle your seat belt.
You're a mom!

~ Aviva Jill Romm


Where's the cooking show with the baby hanging off your leg, screaming for a popsicle, while you try to microwave a vegetable?

guns and government.....

There is only ONE reason for gun registration:
so the government will know who has them.


"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not."

~Kurt Cobain

My Mom once told me:

My Mom once told me: 

"I hope your child turns out twice as bad as you."

She didn't realize one day she'd be BABYSITTING.......


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Be Yourself

Be Yourself

I might not be someone's first choice, but I am a great choice.

I don't pretend to be someone I'm not, because I'm good at being me.

I might not be proud of some of the things I've done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today.

I may not be perfect... but I don't need to be.

~ Take me as I am, or watch me as I walk away. ~

Post this (or share) if you're proud of being you. 

God is on your side!

Remember, even if you don't see how things could ever work out, God does. You've got to speak to those mountains in your life and declare favor over those situations. Instead of talking to God about how big your problems are, talk to your problems about how big your God is! As you speak to your mountains, they will be moved, and you will move forward into the victory God has prepared for you!


Family isn't always blood.♥
It's the people in your life who want you in theirs;
the ones who accept you for who you are.....
The ones who would do anything to see you smile,
and who love you no matter what.