The scripture that has been the guide for living my life and the foundation for teaching our children has been the command of Jesus:  Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and love your neighbour.

It might be a simple command – but it is hard to do. We are to love one another.

I can love my family easily enough – even on tough days there’s enough love in the bank so to speak to cover for those moments.  But those people who hurt me, annoy me, frustrate me,  those people who I don’t really know, those people – I need to show love to them too.

1 Corinthians 13 is known as the ‘love’ passage – this is what love looks like to God.  God’s definition of love is different than mans.  Mans is driven by emotion – our emotion.  God’s definition involves his presence.  God is love – so we can only act like this with God’s love in us.

    • Love is long suffering: because of God’s love in me I don’t need to take offense
    • Love is kind – because of God’s love in me, I can meet the needs of others – be it emotional, social, physical needs
    • Love doesn’t envy – because of God’s love in me I can be grateful for what I have and rejoice with others for what they have
    • Love does not boast – because of God’s love in me, I don’t need to promote myself, but instead always look for ways to encourage others
    • Love is not proud – because of God’s love in me I can see everyone as important
    • Love doesn’t dishonour others – because of God’s love in me I can show respect and consideration to others – I can show good manners, always looking for ways to make others feel loved and comfortable
    • Love is not self-seeking – because of God’s love in me I can put aside my desires for the benefit of others – putting others first instead of insisting for my own rights.
    • Love is not easily provoked – because of God’s love in me I can control my emotions so not to hurt others
    • Love keeps no record of wrongs – because of God’s love in me I can forgive and let it go
    • Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth – because of God’s love in me I can we grieve when I see wrong but still speak and act in truth
    • Love bears all things – because of God’s love in me I can bear up under anything and everything that comes
    • Love believes all things – because of God’s love in me I can believe the best of people
    • Love hopes all things – because of God’s love in me I can continue to hope in God regardless of what happens to me
    • Love endures all things – because of God’s love in me I can endure everything without weakening my love and trust in God.

When I start to see that it is God’s love in me, enabling me to show God’s love it changes the passage of 1 Corinthians 13 from a list of Do’s – how I must act – to a prayer: God, let your love dwell in me so that I can love others!

[Tweet “My prayer is – God let your love dwell in me so that I can love others!”]

 

To follow Jesus' command to love one another I need to see that it is God's love in me that enables this to happen.

Pin for later!

 

Tuesday @ 10

Tuesday @ 10

I wrote this blog in response to the Tuesday @ Ten prompt: Love.

 

Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

Get your Planning Worksheets

I will email you the download link so you can start looking at all the different spheres of your child's life before you make any curriculum choices. 

The download link is on it's way.

An Alternative to Chocolate

An Alternative to Chocolate

Not that I have anything against chocolate - but these jelly beans can help your kids share the message of Jesus, his love, death and resurrection at Easter time.  

The download link is on it's way.

Parent Guide: How to make your Family Bible Study Really Work

Family Bible Study is Tricky with all the Different Ages

 

But there is a way to make this a rich learning and bonding family time.  This Guide includes tips, planning worksheet, and discussion prompts.  

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download yourCharacter Certificates

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

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download your Character Certificates

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

The download link is on it's way.

Download your Cheat Sheet

 

A quick reference to help you discern between a heart attitude and a lack of skill for when your child loses it!

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on its way.

Be Intentional

 

To be an intentional parent means you need to know what you want for your family, and think about how you are going to get there. 

Sign up for weekly emails that help you reach your goals for your family.

You have now subscribed and will begin to receive weekly emails.

Three things for parents to pray for in the Moment.

Make God your First Response

Print out this parenting reminder to call out to God in the middle of the moment.

I'm excited to share this download with you. Watch your inbox.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Grow in Character Worksheets

You will receive an email shortly with the details. Watch your inbox.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

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

 

I will email you the download link.

The download link is on it's way.

Download Parenting Poster

Download Parenting Poster

 

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

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

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.

Download Parenting Poster

 

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

 

I will email you the download link.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Download Character Lesson Guide

You will receive an email shortly with the details. Watch your inbox.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

When family relationships get tense - look for the niggles.

Heart Focused Parenting Resource for the Intentional Parent

 

Your download will arrive in your inbox shortly. 

Print it out and use to teach the hearts of your kids.

Thank you for being here - your download link will arrive shortly.

Hearts: Heart focus homeschool

Email Course

Daily emails  (6 days) to help you walk towards being a heart focused homeschool family!

You have joined the email course. Watch your email inbox!

Find ways to Re-engage your Student

Download this checklist and stir your child's curiosity

Watch your Inbox - the Checklist is on it's way!

Stay Heart Focused

 

When you parent the heart, the tone of your family will change. 


Weekly Heart Boost emails with practical and encouraging ideas to be heart focused in all areas of family life.

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your family journey. I'll be in touch.

FREE Parenting Worksheet

This worksheet will help you move from addressing behaviour to really parenting the heart, one issue at a time.

 

 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Parenting Support Library

Join now for extra and regular heart focus family living support.
Weekly emails and bonus content straight to your email inbox.

 

 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Become a Better Parent

Personal growth starts with an honest assessment

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Give Effective Consequences

Think before you React

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

 

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

One Another Verses

Be Intentional in the Teen Years

Use this Cheat Sheet to remind you of how you can love your teen.

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Devotion Response Kit cover

Download your Devotion Response Kit

5 prompts to encourage the heart of your child as they learn to respond to God's Word

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on it's way.

Prepare a Heart focused Christmas

 

Free email course

Thanks for being here! The download link is on it's way.

Download your copy

Download your copy

Blending Life and Lessons - and start your journey of changing your thinking about education.

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on it's way.

Download: One Another Verses pdf

Download: One Another Verses pdf

Download this list of One Another verses and teach your children how to love others.

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on it's way.

Raising Kids with Character

ATTEND LIVE : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Live Session:  5th May 2021, 6.30pm AWST

Replay available until 16th May 2021

 

I'm so excited about this workshop - thanks for joining me!

Raising Kids with Character

REPLAY OPTION : FREE PARENTING WORKSHOP

A bonus for Heart Booster readers:  Learn how to teach character to your kids so that they can live their lives making values-based choices.

 

Replay available from 6th May until 16th May 2021

 

I'm so excited about this workshop - thanks for joining me!

Raising Kids with Character

WAITLIST

 

The Raising Kids with Character parenting workshop will be offered again this year - details yet to be confirmed.  Join the waitlist so you don't miss out. 

I will keep in you in the loop as soon as decisions have been made!

Join Heart Boost and gain access to de•vot•ed free for 1 month

 

Connecting everyday living with the Word of God

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on it's way.

Bonus Reading list

 

Sharing my Homeschool Belief File

Knowing what you believe and why about education and homeschooling helps you make good decisions.

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on it's way.

Thanks for being here! Your download link is on it's way.

%d bloggers like this: