Welcome to my gallery of quotes.  These are the thoughts that inspire me, encourage me or challenge me to live life with my kids – I hope they encourage you too.  If something resonates with you – why not Pin it to encourage others.

 

Being too busy puts being an influence in my children's lives at risk.
Parenting doesn't stop just because we go to church. Teach your kids how to focus on God, and how to be a blessing to others when you go to church.
This quote helps me remember that it is easier to start right than fix things along the way.
There are no guarantees but having a relationship will at least give us a head start.
Do all things without complaining - this isn't just a Bible verse for our kids - it is also speaking to mothers!
All scripture is inspired by God
There are 4 steps in training our kids in any area - character choices, lifeskill or academic things - we cannot just tell them and expect them to get it.
We keep teaching our kids till they get it - there is no sunset clause. Insisting that they learn within our time frame is wrong thinking.
When we encourage our kids (teach, direct, prompt, praise) we enable our kids to do the right thing, and they need less correcting.
This quote reminds me that my kids need to hear what is in my heart - that will make a bigger impact on their life than anything I read to them from a book.
Matt 11:29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Micah 6:8b What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
The habits we develop today will hold our marriage strong as we grow old.
My definition of character: the quality of our response to people and situations.
I need to remember that peace comes from being in God's presence.
Sometimes we need to lower our expectations so that we can do the important things in life (parenting)
The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 1 Tim 1:5
2 Peter 1:5-6 Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brother kindness love.
It is important that when I read something I think about it and how it applies to my family before just implementing it. I want to be the best parent I can be - not just a copy of someone else.
Spiritual maturity is the journey of responding to God's word, and becoming more like Jesus.
This quote helps me remember to say yes to the priority things and let other things go.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. 2 Peter 3:18
Deut 6:4-7 The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

Read more of my blog with these categories:

Family is the place where we grow as strong individuals, and yet know a sense of belonging and purpose. (family)
Homeschooling is an extension of our parenting role - an opportunity to teach and train the whole child (homeschool)
Character is the inner values that direct the quality of our responses to people and circumstances (character-moral)

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 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

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Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

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Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

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Learn to respond to your child in a way that changes their heart.

 

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Our children hear different words when we react to when we respond. Do your children hear blah blah blah when you correct them? Includes a parenting poster.

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When we Respond instead of React we find a way to deal with the heart not just behaviour.

 

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