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Finding Gratitude for Our Heritage

09 Oct

Learning to Cherish their Youth

Cherish Children

Have you seen how children are being treated in the U.S. culture. I see images that make my heart shudder when children are dressing immodestly or acting in a grown up way or worse in ways that are purely sinful. While parents set watching, applauding, their lascivious movements, their haughty attitudes and their overtly aggressive behaviors. All the while and without knowledge these children are acting in ways that should be considered shameful.

Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

Why? Why are they acting in this manner? The only reasonable explanation is that they have been taught such behavior by their parents. Even if they have learned it elsewhere, such as school, friends or homes of friends, then the parents have failed to protect, to educate and to properly train up their little blessings. The responsibility lies solely with the parents. Be sure to click the SEE MORE>> link to read the entire article. It’s a good one.

Psalm 127: 3,4 (ESV)

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the childrenof one’s youth.”

Today we are sharing with you an article written by one of our directory bloggers. Joe and Lori Waugh. On their blog, Parents After God’s Own Heart, they are encouraging parents in their roles. Reminding them of God’s desire for the training up of children and renewing in them a desire to do so in love, joy and blessings.

Let Children Be ChildrenHeritage

From Parents After God’s Own Heart by Joe and Lori Waugh
Originally published, October 7, 2013
Children are a gift from God, but unfortunately, many in the world do not see them in that way. Some people put little value on the life of a child. We’ve mentioned before that Joe works for a children’s home (Tipton Home). Most of the children there come from abused and neglected homes. Others have been abused in other ways that aren’t typically thought of as abuse: over-indulgence (giving a child everything they want) and no form of discipline (never saying no), and not teaching right from wrong.
We’re convinced that children just want to be children. It’s adults who sometimes want them to grow up too fast. It’s adults who teach them about the things in the world – some good, but unfortunately, some bad.
Here’s why we should be grateful for our children: SEE MORE>>

Blog Post Authors:

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Joe and Lori Waugh have been married for 25 years, and are the proud parents of four children, ages 10 – 19. They live in Tipton, OK, where Joe works as Assistant Executive Director for Tipton Home, a children’s home which is supported by churches of Christ and friends of Tipton Home.  Lori is a stay-at-home mom who teaches ladies’ Bible class on Wednesday night, enjoys speaking for ladies’ days, ladies’ night out, retreats, and teaching VBS.

Joe and Lori began the “Parents After God’s Own Heart” parenting blog and Facebook page in May of 2013. It is their goal to be an encouragement to other parents, who are also striving to raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

~~ Article written by team member Renee Brown

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