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But it is good for me to draw near to God… Psalm 73:28a

God is Great and Good

author Posted by: Mike on date Oct 21st, 2005 | filed Filed under: Parenting

We are called, as parents, to teach our children as part of everyday life. It is through daily interactions, moment by moment, that children watch, ask questions, and form their thinking. They will develop their world view, base on the view of the world they see. As we all know, there are different ways to view things. We filter what we see by what we believe, or know to be true. Because of this it is extremely important that our world view is based on the truth of God’s word. Read more »

More Is Caught Than Taught

author Posted by: Mike on date Sep 18th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Homeschool

I have heard it said that more is caught than taught. This is a worthy saying to remember as you teach your children. You have probably also heard this, “Do as I say and not as I do!” Children will invariably do as you do. They learn a great deal through observation and imitation. Every boy and girl wants to be like their Daddy and Mommy. Read more »

Fathers! Don’t lose your child’s heart.

author Posted by: Mike on date Apr 7th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I remember talking to a man about his son. It was at a wedding. I asked him where his son was that night. He told me that his son stayed home. He wasn’t interested in coming with his family. The man admitted that he could not get his son to do what he wanted him to do. He said this with the tone of defeat. The incredible thing is, that his son was only 13 years old! Read more »

Does love define your family?

author Posted by: Mike on date Mar 8th, 2005 | filed Filed under: Parenting

Take a moment to think deeply about your family. Think about your children and their relationships with each other. What comes to mind? Are they loving, caring, and involved in each other’s lives? Or, does disharmony or distance characterize their lives together?

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Fathers – You are the shepherd of your children’s souls!

author Posted by: Mike on date Nov 29th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Parenting

I have learned through experience that it is in the best interest of parents to carefully and continually observe the spiritual state of their children. We have been given a great responsibility to raise our children for God. Can this really be done if we don’t pay close attention to them?

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Psalm 128 – Part 2

author Posted by: Mike on date Apr 26th, 2004 | filed Filed under: Bible Study, Marriage, Parenting

“Happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

This excerpt from Psalm 128 describes something that everyone desires. That is, to be happy and well. In Part 1, we looked at some of the blessings that God gives to those that fear Him and walk in His ways. Contentment is one of these blessings. Your wife is another blessing that God promises. Read more »