“Your little ones are growing even faster than your blog.”
-Robin, Resolved to Be
-Robin, Resolved to Be
“If one of our children had an IQ off the charts, was able to read Plato, Aristotle and both the Old and New Testaments in the original languages, memorized the Bible and became a beloved world leader who brought peace to our world, but did not know and serve the living and true God, we as parents would have failed to accomplish our goal. On the other hand, if for some reason, one of our children was never able to read or write and yet loved and served God and applied His Word to all aspects of life then we have succeeded as parents.” YES, it is in this spirit that I agree with the hope and goal of this statement, with just one caveat.
Read the whole wonderful article here.
She also has a thought-provoking article on the public school system here.
If at the end of your life you could say one thing to the next generation of church leaders, what might it be?
…I think I’m going to say to them on my death bed, “Make the Bible the supreme intellectual and emotional authority in your life, for the sake of magnifying Christ in the fullness of his person and his work, so that generation after generation preserves the foundation and the capstone of the glory of God in Christ, and the grace that is the apex of that glory.”
… “Hold fast to the Bible. Base everything on the Bible. If you are going to criticize somebody, criticize them from the Bible. If you are going to affirm somebody, affirm them from the Bible. If you are going to do a strategy, do it from the Bible. Be a Bible saturated people.” That’s what will make for long term staying power for the gospel.
…People who reject the Bible for God become idolaters. The only God worthy of knowing and loving is the one we meet in and discover through the Bible. I do want him to be everything, and the Bible is secondary compared to him; but if we try to say him or something about him without stressing the foundation of the Bible, then we will lose what we are trying to preserve after a generation.
Read the whole article and watch the video here.
Yes and AMEN.
“A seed is useless until it is cast into the soil where it will die in order to become something greater-a plant, a flower, a tree. In the same way, my dedication to life at home as a mother is a seed of sacrifice. I give up my own desires and sacrifice my gifts and talents so that new life may come from me. I am buried in the rich soil of housework, homeschooling, character training, disciplining, and the myriad responsibilities of make a home. To many in my generation, my decision to stay at home is a fruitless sacrifice, a waste of feminine intelligence and abilities. To me, though, it is a small sacrifice if by it I may send my children into the next generation bursing with spiritual life, ready to change the world for Christ.”
“If I want to be set apart for God’s purposes, then I need to have an intimate knowledge of the God whose purposes I want to serve. The more I fellowship with him through prayer and reading his Word, the more clearly I will begin to know and recognize his will for my life. While other trusted believers may provide some needed wisdom or perspective, God’s will is primarily a personal matter discovered through prayer, reflection on his Word, and daily obedience. God’s will is not something hidden that needs to be found but, rather, something that needs to be done.”
-Sally Clarkson, Seasons of a Mother’s Heart
“Time is your slave, completely available and cooperative.
He hasn’t a lazy streak in his entire makeup.
What’s more, he provides you with an equal break every day you live, for no one else has more or less time than you when any day or week begins…
Our goal, then, is not to find more time but to use time more wisely…
God has given you (as He gave His Son) sufficient time in each day for you to fulfill His perfect plan – including the interruptions!”
“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16