Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Catcher in the Night

 










THE CATCHER IN THE NIGHT

    I grumped to the nursery, leaned over the crib,
changed the ammonia perfumed diaper, then held his
body to my chest, promising to protect him from the
virus, if only he'd let me sleep.
    Deal.
    We both slept in the rocking chair that night.
 Next morning, I was the one with the cold.
    No regrets
                           ~Morgan Childs

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Parenting - Being the Best We Can Be!



Children are precious gifts of the Lord!

What a blessing and honor it is when God gives them to us to love, nurture, teach, and guide.  And, what a huge responsibility it is!

There are so many of  God's promises that help us to be the best parents we can be.  What helps us more than anything else, is knowing who we are as children of God.  When we know how much our Heavenly Father loves us and who we are in Him, we are better prepared to raise our children in His love and ways.

The Bible promises found in the book entitled: God's Promises in 8 Key Life Areas That Will Change Your Life Forever  is helpful in preparing us to have a solid foundation in God's truth of who we are as His children.  It is filled with personalized confessions of God's promises in 8 key life areas.  And as we grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, we are better prepared to parent our own children the very best that we can!

Following is a video and poem of deep gratitude for the answered prayer for a baby and a very passionate yearning to be a Godly parent to this child. 


Thank You Lord for this Child was originally written with the name of the author’s son in the title.  It was changed to “this Child” so that readers can relate to it and think of the child/children in their lives for which they are grateful.  After suffering a miscarriage and praying fervently for a child, she bore a son.  With much joy and gratitude, she praised God for answering her prayers with this beautiful, heartfelt baby video.  To watch video, click here.


The Bible promises found in this book are personalized God's promises in 8 key life areas that will help be your best!.
 











Discover God's promises in 8 Key Life Areas that Will Change Your Life Forever!!
Click here to look inside this book.  Click here for AUDIO version



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Someday...





ENJOY CHILDREN ...

One Day...

One Moment...

 at a Time




Someday....

Someday I'll jump through puddles,
Take a stroll or run a race.

Someday I'll walk across the street,
Or maybe walk in space,

Someday I'll scale a mountain,
Or I'll join a ballet corps.

Someday I'll walk a tightrope,
Or explore the ocean floor.

Someday these feet will do some things,
That only heaven knows,

But for today they're happy
Just to wiggle all their toes.


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Monday, April 16, 2012

An Hour of Time

A man came home very late from another long day of work to find his five-year-old son waiting for him.  "Daddy, can I ask you a question?"
"What is is?" the father asked.
"How much money do you make an hour?"
"I make $20 an hour," the father answered impatiently.
The little boy thought for a moment, then asked, "Daddy, can I have nine dollars?"
"Don't be ridiculous," the father answered.  "I have a lot of work to finish, so stop bothering me." 
Later, the father began thinking about his son's request.
"I've decided you can have the nine dollars," he said to his son.
"Oh, thank you," the boy replied as he opened his piggy bank and began counting out money. 
When the father saw all the dollar bills his son had already saved, he began to get angry.
"Look at all the money you already have, he said, "What on earth are you going to buy?"
The boy added his father's nine dollars to the pile and offered the bills to his father.
"Daddy, may I buy an hour of your time?"


Reprinted with permission from
Good Stuff
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To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. ~ Anonymous

The best thing to spend on your children is your time. ~Louise Hart

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~ John Crudele

“When we share ourselves with others, we give them the most priceless possessions we have: life and time…When you give someone your precious time, sharing yourself in listening, empathizing, praying, and working, that time can never be recovered. Once time is gone, it’s gone…but it’s never lost. It becomes an investment.” –Warren Weirsbe

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking



When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator,
and I wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat,
and I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake for me,
and I knew that little things are special things.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I heard you say a prayer,
and I believed there is a God I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me goodnight,
and I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes,
and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared
and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked...
and wanted to say thanks for all the things
I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.

~Author Unknown




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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Housework Can Wait

Come in, but don't expect to find

All dishes done, all floors ashine.

Observe the crumgs and toys galore.

The smudgy prints upon the door.

The little ones we shelter here

Don't thrive on a spotless atmosphere.

They're more inclined to disarray

And carefree even messy play.

Their needs are great, their patience small.

All day I'm at their beck and call.

It's Mommy come! Mommy see!

Wiggly worms and red scraped knee.

Painted pictures, blocks piled high.

My floors unshined, the days go by.

Some future day they'll flee this nest,

And I at last will have a rest!

Now you tell me which matters more,

A happy child or a polished floor?

~Author Unknown


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Friday, September 23, 2011

The World's Sweetest Miracle


A little bit of heaven
Drifted down from above -
A handful of happiness,
A heartful of love.
The mystery of life, So sacred and sweet
The giver of joy, So deep and complete.
Precious and priceless, So lovable, too
The world's sweetest miracle, Baby, is you.

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.  ~Vincent van Gogh
 
 
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