Here we go again. Another worship service that I didn't get to participate in. All they did was squirm and fight me the whole time. I didn't get anything out of the service except frustration of trying to make them behave.
For the Youth: Advice From Regret
I wish I had done better, When I lived my younger years, To choose a better path, Would have prevented many tears.
For the Youth: The Rod or Gentleness
What if your parents could use another tool more often to instruct you called gentleness? Where words of encouragement and compliments are used more often than rebuke.
For the Youth: Do You Name Drop?
In high school, so much revolves around the people you associate with. You are either labeled cool or a nerd by the names of the people you can call your friends.
Sparks of thought I can't contain, So many other things to do, But inspiration draws me in, So that I neglect you. She looks well to the ways of her household.... Proverbs 31:27a Prayer: Forgive me, Father, when I neglect the well-being of my household for less important ventures. Amen.
Entrusted to Me by God
Dear Child, I will continue to lovingly instruct or rebuke you until you have proven your trustworthiness in the responsibilities you have been given. This is a responsibility entrusted to me by God. Love, Mom The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs 29:15 Prayer: … Continue reading Entrusted to Me by God
A New Season of Boundaries
With this epiphany, I knew it was time to accept that all this means leaving behind an old season of life and adjusting to a new one.
Be Considerate of Your Teen’s Viewpoint
Even though you may not understand, have a different perspective, or be annoyed by something of opinion that your teen enjoys, when you continually make derogatory comments about what's important to them, you are planting seeds of strife between both of you. Listen to your teen's perspective, voice your concerns if any, set boundaries if … Continue reading Be Considerate of Your Teen’s Viewpoint
Do You Bark Back?
When someone "barks" at you, do you "bark" back? Let's be proactive and not reactive in our responses by remembering: A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 Prayer: When someone speaks harsh words to me, I commit to Your ways, my righteous God, by answering back with … Continue reading Do You Bark Back?
I Will Do
You have to turn "it's so hard" into "I WILL DO" whatever it takes to work through this, otherwise you will always be held down by adversity. Now get on your knees and pray, patiently trusting that GOD WILL PROVIDE the way if you seek it by His will. Prayer: My God, I will do … Continue reading I Will Do