Here are some of the online reading that has encouraged me this week:
Addressing Sibling Conflict – how easy it is just to separate them and be done with it!! but we must teach our kids relational skills. I’ve printed out the list of skills listed here to keep in my mind so I remember what I’m aiming for at these times of interaction and training.
Want to encourage others but know you are needed at home? Here is a list of 10 ministries for Moms. We need to not dispise the little things that we can do for others. I have been trying to write a handwritten card – sent in the post – every week to a friend. One of my friends is going through a hard time and she said to me that she looks at that card every day and it keeps her focused on truth. You just never know what affect of a little act you do will have. I’ve also printed out these 10 points to keep me more aware of these opportunities .
I saw this Bible verse on a poster meant to encourage faith in God at the time of an election (USA) but I reckon it is a good verse for us to think about in our family life as well: And he will be the stability of your times. A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is his treasure. Isaiah 33:6
A facebook group well worth following: Inspire – Rediscovering Classic Family Films
10 Ways to Help a Reluctant Reader I really liked most of these ideas but my caution comes that we don’t drop family standards for the sake of getting a child to read. not only do we have to be careful about the messages and worldview of any media we give to our children, we also need to be aware of the images that comes with the stories we encourage our kids to read – I am particularly aware of images in comics and cartoons.