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This is good news! God will help us raise our children and youth. He will also reach out and help our adult children who have left the next. I believe He will fill in the gaps of parenting and the lessons they resisted learning from us 🙂

God is the author and finisher of their faith. 

BUT… We do have to do our part. I believe God helps us see” which adjustments need to be done for parenting our children. 

I have personally  regretted times I did not heed the nudge or gut feelings God sent to help us at times throughout the years.

 I have also been grateful for the promptings that helped me significantly. 

I am grateful God wants to partner with us to parent our children no matter what age they are. 

   

Life Moment: Don’t Quit

January 27, 2016

I believe this says it all 🙂


Sometimes we may feel tired and disgusted. Some folks may not want to admit it because they have their “game face” on even though they are hurting inside. It’s ok. I get it….

Either way this verse is a promise from God… if we don’t quit.

 

We ask you Lord to renew our strength. We are trying our best but need a boost from You Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Mommy Memories:

I loved to teach just Isaiah 40 verse 31 to toddlers with hand movements. The wee ones would be on my lap since I spent so much time pregnant or nursing somebody.  They loved to flap their wings around like an eagle, run around the room a few times and then march in place as I say it. We end it all and say “Yay, Hallelujah”

I’m sure I have an old video with the lil ones doing this on YouTube somewhere??

Maybe. I will check.

Blessings,

Lois

 


Many of us work and pray diligently to have intelligent well adjusted children. Do you?

I love this quote to elaborate on when speaking to youth. Not in a throw it in your face manor but truthfully with as much transparency as possible.

Tell me, many rough spots would you have saved if you listened to your parents?

I personally could have saved about a decade of grief. Haha

Now I have rich content for “what not to do”. I’m truly indebted to my parents who stuck it out in my young crazy years.

While Proverbs 13 has lots of great sound bites…this is a conversation starter to unpack:

“Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭13:1‬ ‭MSG‬‬

http://bible.com/97/pro.13.1.msg

 

I will try to remember to use this verse which popped out at me this week 🙂 We have been adjusting to a few significant changes in the Ridley home with a shift in the many lovely faces of our large family and new logistics. It’s been pretty “sticky” to live this verse.

I personally did a few mommy time-outs and definitely sent many to their spots to regroup. ?

This statement from Proverbs is a helpful reminder. It’s a good one if our kids struggle with being mean to their siblings. Once the learn it the only need us to say the first part and pop… Recall will bring it back up.

“Kind words heal and help; cutting words wound and maim.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭MSG‬‬

http://bible.com/97/pro.15.4.msg