How’s that “let’s abandon Christianity” thing working for you America?

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Talk About Separating Children From Parents

I put the post below on Facebook but the photo now says…

Remember Vietnam? Remember the images that got under the countries skin to rise up enough resistance to end the bloodshed?

That will never happen on Facebook will it?

It is going to be up to us. Therefore, I reposted this to my blog and add some content.

Were we
less than human
we were born?



I cannot stop here.

My Prayer

To be contextualized from Nehemiah’s great prayer after he heard of the devastation of his people.

They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire.” When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. I said, “I beseech You, O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who preserves the covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments, let Your ear now be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant which I am praying before You now, day and night, on behalf of the sons of Israel Your servants, confessing the sins of the sons of Israel which we have sinned against You; I and my father’s house have sinned. “We have acted very corruptly against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses. “Remember the word which You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful I will scatter you among the peoples; but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been scattered were in the most remote part of the heavens, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’ “They are Your servants and Your people whom You redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand. “O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to revere Your name, and make Your servant successful today and grant him compassion before this man.”
Neh 1:3-11
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Unconditional Love

Lay a foundation of unconditional love.

Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell explain this idea well:

We need to fill our children’s emotional tanks with unconditional love, because real love is always unconditional. Unconditional love is a full love that accepts and affirms a child for who he is, not for what he does.… Sadly, parents often display a love that is conditional; it depends on something other than their children just being. Conditional love is based on performance and is often associated with training techniques that offer gifts, rewards, and privileges to children who behave or perform in desired ways. Of course, it is necessary to train and/or discipline our children—but only after their emotional tanks have been filled. Those tanks can be filled with only one premium fuel: unconditional love.… Only unconditional love can prevent problems such as resentment, feelings of being unloved, guilt, fear, and insecurity. Only as we give our children unconditional love will we be able to deeply understand them and deal with their behaviors, whether good or bad.

When we are certain in our own minds that our love for our children is unwavering, whether or not their room is cleaned, then we can begin the less intimate task of establishing consequences for their work behavior in the home.

Life Skills For Kids: Equipping Your Child For The Real World

by Christine M. Field

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 4




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Establishing Consequences

Motivating and Establishing Consequences: When Johnny Doesn’t Feel Like Taking Out the Trash

These ideas for motivation or charting results are only the beginning. What if your child does not choose to cooperate? The grandest of plans is worth nothing if your child is not on board. Of course, the best way to motivate children is with our unconditional love. Charts, stickers, and motivational devices are cute and interesting, but if we hope to gain our kids’ cooperation in life, they must know they are loved completely and totally.

Life Skills For Kids: Equipping Your Child For The Real World

by Christine M. Field

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 4




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T Robinson’s Final Statement Before Execution BANNED by YouGuessedIt YouTube

This could be so many of my friends.

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Jung Un + Rodman + Trump

Wow! What do you say?

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Motivation – The Field Beans Game

As we considered motivational techniques, we discussed the area of allowances, but my husband and I disagreed about how allowances should be used. He felt that the children should not be paid for doing chores that they have to do simply because they live in our home. (There is a larger discussion of this issue in chapter 8, which covers the subject of money.) We came up with the idea of “The Field Beans” as a middle ground.

The Field Beans

To earn 10 beans a day, do these things:

1.            Teeth, wash, dress, hair neat—without being told

2.            Table and kitchen helper—setting, clearing

3.            Morning chore/room pickup

4.            Do all schoolwork, homework, piano

5.            Keep room neat and clean (Includes UNDER beds and furniture)

6.            Keep laundry off floor/Put away clean laundry when asked

7.            Have a quiet time: prayer and reading

8.            Afternoon/evening pickup of house and bedroom

9.            Be kind to others at all times

10.          Have a pleasant attitude

11.          PE training with Dad for extra bean

Each bean = 5 cents. If you earn all 10, you earn 50 cents per day. If you earn 50 cents per day, Monday through Saturday, you earn 3 dollars for the week. (We purposely exclude Sunday.) You lose one bean for each task you omit per day.

Your money: 10 percent goes to church; 10 percent goes to savings; you keep the rest.

We labeled sections of an egg carton with each child’s name. The top cup of the carton was filled with ten beans. As each bean was “earned,” it was moved to the bottom cup to be tallied and recorded by that day’s bean counter.

This was a very motivating system for my growing children. They were at the ages that they wanted to have some money of their own. This gave them money, but it was tied to very specific expectations. With this system, the parents can change the expectations as the need arises, and they can work on attitudes, such as unkindness or harsh talk to one another. When children know they will lose a bean for being rude to a younger sibling, they will often think twice.

Life Skills For Kids: Equipping Your Child For The Real World

by Christine M. Field

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 4




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