Tag Archives: parenting

Good Parenting

I had to stop for some puppies on the highway a couple of days ago. The three pups were right in the middle of the road, completely oblivious to the dangerous threat of the traffic. One reason that they were … Continue reading

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Friend or Foe?

The primary purpose of the letter the apostle Paul wrote to the Galatian churches was to prevent them from making the horrible mistake of turning away from Christ as the sole source of their salvation. Some of the people there … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Lawn

I have heard of parents who did not allow their children to play ball in their own yard because it wore out the grass in some places and made the lawn look bad. I have always loved one mother’s response … Continue reading

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What Are You Raising?

Two farmers were talking as they watched the sons of one of them hoeing a field of corn. One asked the other, “Why are you doing that the old-fashioned way? Why don’t you spray for weeds instead of having your … Continue reading

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Life at Home

A teenage girl asked her parents if she could get a nose ring. They were dead set against the idea. However, the daughter was persistent with her pleas, and eventually they reluctantly conceded and gave their permission for her to … Continue reading

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Now That’s Coaching!

The coach of our high school volleyball team brings her pre-school daughter to the games. Friends help keep an eye on the little girl while her mother coaches. This can be quite a task, because the young lady is very … Continue reading

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Protective Mother

Scientists have observed a female octopus deep in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California that has evidently protected her eggs for 4 ½ years. Apparently, this diligent mother has gone without food for the entire time. During this … Continue reading

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Definition of a Father

A father is a thing that is forced to endure childbirth, without an anesthetic. A father is a thing that growls when it feels good—and laughs when it’s scared half to death. A father never feels entirely worthy of the … Continue reading

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Not Forsaken

A record number of children have died in hot vehicles this year. According to a group that keeps track of such deaths, 48 children have died after being left or becoming trapped in a hot car or truck. The previous … Continue reading

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No Greater Joy

Yesterday I attended an open house for some dear friends who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Perhaps the most amazing feat that this faithful Christian couple has accomplished in their years together is raising 6 children who are all … Continue reading

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