Author: Pam

Thirty Days of Child-Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 3: Obey

We’ve looked at the foundation of our parenting efforts. We are to lay up God’s words in our hearts and souls. Earlier in Deuteronomy 11 we are also told to love the Lord our God and keep His commandments. Isn’t that what we want for our children — for them to love and obey God? Our example, not just our words, will teach them as we walk, sit, lie down, and […]

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Thirty Days of Child-Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 2: The Foundation

It’s easy to focus on what we can do to make our children behave better, or get along with each other better, or whine less, or help more around the house. But our first focus as parents should be on our own relationship with God and our own response to His Word and His commands. We’re discipling our children. One of the best ways we can teach them is with […]

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Thirty Days of Child-Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 1:

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Are you ready? Today we start our child-training “boot camp”! We’re going straight to God’s Word, because that is where we’re going to find the real answers to the challenges we face as we seek to raise children who love and obey God. I still remember the season when our first three children (all boys) were little and stretching my patience and “wisdom” (ha!) to their limits. God drove me into His […]

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Tomorrow We Start! 30 Days of Child-Training Boot Camp for Busy, Busy Mamas!

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I’ve been so busy trying to get our house ready to put up for sale (we get the photos taken today and list it this week), that I’ve neglected to remind you of our new study that is going to start tomorrow, July1! This month we’re going to do something a little different. Instead of spending the whole month of July studying one chapter like we normally do (and like we will […]

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Reaching the Heart of a Disobedient Child (Obedience, Part 7)

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Disobedience is a like a weed.  It’s like the wild morning glory that torments me all summer long. I pull a vine out of a bed of flowers, only to find it sneaking back again two days later. Besides poisoning it, the only way to actually beat it is to dig down into the soil and carefully pull out all of its long, ropey root. The root is the real […]

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The Blessing of Older Women

There were no older women in our church when I was a young mother. So I looked for my older women in the bookstore. I brought home Edith Schaeffer to hold my hand as I learned how to make a house into a home. She taught me about family, about prayer, and about teaching our children God’s law. When she met her Savior face-to-face a couple years ago, I still […]

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What Should We Do When Older Children Don’t Obey? (Obedience, Part 6)

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We’ve been looking at obedience for the past month or so. Today we’re going to look at what we should do about children who continue to disobey or who “obey” with a bad attitude. What can we do? One of the first things we can do is look at ourselves. We can ask God to help us see how we as parents might be making it difficult for our children […]

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Obedience with Joy (Obedience, Part 5)

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We can’t change our children’s hearts and make them cheerful about obeying us, but we can certainly encourage cheerful obedience, and we can help our children see why they can obey with joy. We’ll talk about teaching older children to respect parental authority (as Daniel promised last week) in a future post, but for today let’s look at the attitude behind true obedience. We’ll look at 3 reasons for cheerful obedience, and 4 ways to encourage cheerful […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 37: What’s Next?

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We’ve come to the end of our study. We’ve seen what our sin cost Jesus. We’ve seen how He willingly laid down His life to bring us healing and salvation. We’ve grown in our love for such a Savior. And some of us have gained some new Bible study skills and perhaps a new excitement for studying God’s Word. What can you do next? What can you do to keep what you’ve […]

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Thirty (Seven) Days in Isaiah 53 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 36: A Giveaway!

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Tomorrow we’ll look at some ideas for continuing your study of Isaiah 53 on your own. For today, let’s have a giveway! First, I want to give all of you this hand-lettered portion of Isaiah 53:5! It’s my little thank you for studying with me over the past month — and a reminder of what Jesus has done for us! Next, you have a chance of winning a $50 gift certificate from […]

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