Category: Parenting

For Non-Facebook Users Who Would Like to Do the “Child-Training Boot Camp” Study

Would you like to do the “Child-Training Boot Camp” study, but would rather not open a Facebook account or join the Facebook group? There are some other options. You just won’t have the benefit of participating in (or at least listening in on, ) the discussion, question-asking, photo-sharing, etc. that is possible in the Facebook group. Here are some other ways to still take part in the study: You can […]

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We’re Re-Running the Child-Training Boot Camp Study!

Just a reminder! If are interested in participating in the re-run of the Busy Mamas Bible study, Child-Training Boot Camp, that starts today! The lessons will not be delivered via email. If you want to join us, you will need to join the Busy Mamas Facebook group. A link to each day’s lesson will be posted there. The link for Day 1 is posted now. If you followed the lessons a couple years ago […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 27: Holding Fast in Love

There is so much more we could study, but our time is coming to a close! We’ll just have to leave some ideas and verses for you to study on your own. (I’ll post some ideas at the end of the study.) In the last three verses of Psalm 91, God Himself becomes the speaker, confirming all that has already been said in the psalm. What an outpouring of God’s […]

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30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 26: David’s Gratitude

From our first glimpse of Abigail, responding to the young man’s message, until the last words she speaks to David, she has certainly proven her character. The narrator’s judgment of her is validated again and again as Abigail evaluates her situation, acts quickly, and speaks with wisdom and courage. Through Abigail’s action, David is brought face-to-face with himself and with God. Is he really going to exact revenge with his […]

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Continue in What You Have Learned…

morning-bible

My phone alarm wakes me up each morning. After I turn off the alarm, I usually read something to help me wake up. For some reason, it’s way easier to check Instagram or Facebook or my email than it is to start reading the Bible :-/. But I can’t handle what’s going on in the world (or in my own life, for that matter) without the perspective that God’s Word offers. My […]

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How to Find Time to Reach Their Hearts

beautiful african woman talking to her son on white background

Does the problem this mother describes sound familiar to any other mamas out there? “My first concern is about leading children to repentance over a specific sin. How do you find the time? With a large family, I barely start with one child before another child sins and a line begins to form. More like a crowd of crying, fussing, accusing children. At that point, I feel overwhelmed and usually […]

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Parenting in 3-D

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We go to movie theaters once or twice a year, for the special experience of watching a new movie with friends and family. My wife and I wanted to see the new Star Trek movie, so one night after the kids were all asleep my parents took up the watch and we snuck out the door. The local theater was only showing 3-D at $13 a ticket, so we made […]

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Children in the Worship Service

When our children were young, we made the decision to keep them in the worship service with us on Sundays. We wanted them to learn how to worship alongside us. We wanted them to hear the singing and learn to sing with us. We wanted them to be in the presence of the saints while we prayed, while we heard the Word preached, while we read the Word responsively, while […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 14: Servants and Masters

We’ve looked at God’s command to children — obey and honor your parents. We’ve studied His command to parents — don’t provoke those who are supposed to obey and honor you. Don’t make obedience and honor difficult. Now we move to God’s commands to bondservants and masters. Assignment: Pray for understanding and for a soft heart that is ready to hear what God wants to say to you through our passage […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 13: Provoking, Part 2

In our last lesson we saw that it is possible to provoke our children both to anger and to discouragement. Today we’re going to look at some commentaries to help us better understand how we might provoke them, and how we can nurture and admonish them instead. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to help you see how this verse may apply to your life and the way you relate to your children. Open […]

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