Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Okay, so I know it has been a few days since my last post. It has been crazy!! In my learning how to be a mother of two, doing household chores, and sewing. I seem to have resently found that I am very pretty poor at encouraging people. Believe it or not, but I have found it be true. I am working on it as well, as all the other issuses in life. So, with that in mind, I took a look through my Bible and found something very helpful for me to try to walk steadily, in hopes of "not killing" people w/my lack of encouragements.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Notes I have taken it hopes to apply them to my life.
- Handy Guide for the married man. "Dangerous", "Safer", "Safest". (If you want more insight, comment or email, and I will try and get a copy.)
- Encourage your husband and listen to him. A wife can be there for her husband; even if she did not complete what he wanted.
- *Our lives take a long time to get completed. Even when you think everthing is going just fine, God continually works on you. Likened unto road construction :) Follow your husband as he follows God.
Okay with that in mind, I would like to add a few more complex things to this list.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
- (This especially when I was Single) The path of loving trust means; to look to Him alone as our help and protector.
- The fullness of our heart comes in our actions.
- Give of your hands to serve, and your hearts to love.
- Love in order to survive, must be nourished by sacrifices, especially the sacrifice of self.
- The love you put into the Giving/Serving is the Most Important thing.
- You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless.
- To work with out love is slavery.
- Sacrifice and prayer complement each other. There is no prayer with out sacrifice, and no sacrifice with out prayer.
Monday, November 1, 2010
- Parent-Centered? - Intense need for their children to be perfect. Often persist in pushing their children to be number one. As a result their parenting choices are not about helping their children become all they are meant to be, but about filing the parent's own need for recognition.
- Child-Centered? - Children in a child-centered home are allowed to make decisions their parents should be making, the parents being more concerned with their children's approval than their well-being. Child-centered parents often get caught in the indulgence trap: you give your children enough and expect them to appreciate all you have done, in return being wonderful and respectful children, because you satisfied their desires. The trap will leave you and your children drained and emptied.
- Character-Centered? - The parents have their priorities in proper order. With the end in mind. The end represents the purpose of life. These parents accepct the dreams and challenges of raising respectful children. Parenting with the end in mind is intentional, not accidental. Looks to God for instruction. Keeps their promises.
-Adapted from Jill Rigby's "Raising Respectful Children"
Well, I am still not sure where I am with all of this. Elazar and I are still working out things, as far as Subria is concerned. I do know that we are learning how to set the goals on the whole training thing.
The big issues we are focusing on right now, is not being Mean. Things like hitting, pushing, biting, and etc. And the general Obedience. And the potty training, still :)