Birthday Wishes: Insights

We celebrate birthdays as a way to acknowledge the Lord’s grace in our lives for each year of life. This life on earth is just a rehearsal for the real life to come in heaven for those who accept the Lord’s free gift of salvation. Moses wrote in his Psalm, Continue reading

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Insights: Shyness is not cute! Part 2

This is Part 2 of 2 parts regarding parenting on shyness. First read yesterday’s post and then this post will accomplish it’s purpose.

As stated in the previous article:

…Shyness is not something “cute.”  It is a childish behavior that should be patiently, lovingly and deliberately trained out of the child. What should a parent do? Continue reading

Insights: Shyness is not cute! Part 1

This is Part 1 of 2 parts addressing the foolish behavior of shyness. Part 2 will be posted tomorrow.

Children must be taught the holiness of God. They are not born with it. I was not and you were not either. We all have to learn how to behave before the holiness of God. Yet people often want to make excuses for not raising their children to the holiness of God. One example is when their children are “shy.” Shyness is not something “cute.”  It is a childish behavior that should be patiently, lovingly and deliberately trained out of the child. What should a parent do? Continue reading

Insights: Growing Before the Lord

I am in the process of finishing our lower level so that it will become a warm home through these cold winter months coming. I’ve done the general contracting before and electrical work on two homes, but not the work myself.  I have a plumber coming, because of a lack of confidence, but right now I’m enjoying the joy of doing the framing work.

There are several interesting obstacles to work around like 8″x12″ beams across the whole house and six windows to frame around, including five that go above the projected drop ceiling. Continue reading

Insights: Stretch to Imitate

I love Josh Georgen’s testimony he gave on October 13. Here is a man (along with his wife Nicole, of course!) who is doing a great job raising his kids.  I appreciate his honesty and transparency about how he pursues God’s way for parenting, but also sees himself fall short. Do you know his five children? They are Liliana, who is eight, Jubilee and Elena, six-year-old twins, then there is Josiah, who is three and finally, Adelise, who is one. Does anyone know what it is like to keep five children under eight on track for the Lord? How many meals is that each week? How many prayers is that? How many exhortations, rebukes, and hugs? Continue reading