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Parenting, Christian Living

Date Published: Jan 26, 2021

Publisher: Clay Bridges Press

 

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Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father encourages parents to plant
spiritual seeds in the hearts of their children from birth. With time, those
spiritual seeds (Scripture, Bible stories, spiritual songs) grow and mature,
producing godly children who know right from wrong and live exemplary
lives.  Pray that those children will give the next generation a
strong, spiritual heritage as well.

When parents tell their children that God wants them to treat others as
they would like to be treated, they are more prone to hear and obey. The
name of God has clout with children, who innately revere God. When they
choose to obey their parents or other adults, they are actually obeying
God’s fifth commandment to “honor your father and your mother.” All children
need to know and attempt to keep the Ten Commandments and live by God’s many
teachings found in the Bible.

This book has hundreds of verses with practical applications for parents,
teachers, and counselors. With this valuable resource, you can embrace your
opportunity to raise godly children who walk with their Heavenly
Father.

Proceeds from this book will be used to spread spiritual seeds around the
world.

 

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EXCERPT

Allow Consequences to Follow Misbehavior

Lesson 1: Genesis 4

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fter creating the universe and everything within it, God created the first man (Adam) and the first woman (Eve). They lived in the presence of God, and all was wonderful until, through the ploys of Satan, sin separated them from their Heavenly Father and tarnished their characters. Satan today still seeks to tarnish the character of every living man, woman, and child. God encourages godly behavior by allowing consequences to follow sins. Parents are God’s agents to discipline and train children in the ways they should go.

Adam and Eve had two sons, Cain and Abel. Satan led Cain away from God and into sin.

The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it” (emphasis added).

—Gen. 4:6–7

Cain became upset because God did not like his offering but was pleased with Abel’s offering. Cain’s covetousness intensified into a jealous rage, and he killed his brother. God then stepped forward and severely disciplined Cain: “When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth” (Gen. 4:12). Because God had not yet given the Ten Commandments to humankind, Cain had to learn the hard way to neither covet nor murder others.

When your children misbehave, it is easy to become angry and frustrated. Take time for the waters to calm, and then discuss their misbehavior. Ask them, “Which commandment did you break? God is displeased with your actions, but He does offer forgiveness.” Explain that they need to go and sin no more. Like earthly parents, God, our Heavenly Father, desires to see His children obey Him because He knows what is best for them. If your child refuses to repent, seek wisdom and discipline. The purpose of discipline is to teach, train, and correct misbehavior, not just to punish.

 

About the Author

Susan Parker

Susan Parker was born in New York City, spent her preschool years in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and then moved to Odessa, Texas, where she lived
through the 12th grade. A year after graduation, she married her high school
sweetheart, Phil Parker. After they graduated from Baylor University, God
blessed them with three wonderful children: JoEllen, Pamela, and Philip
Jr.

Susan began writing Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father after
reading Bruce H. Wilkinson’s The Daily Walk Bible several times. During the
second reading, she started highlighting parenting scriptures, and on the
third reading, Susan began transforming scripture into parenting
lessons.

She has always had a passion for teaching children, and she raised her
children using Scripture. She explained to her children that God wants them
to be kind, loving, and forgiving. She also planted a multiplicity of
spiritual seeds in the lives of many, many children. For years she taught
flannel board Bible stories to preschoolers and afterschool YMCA children,
and teaching eighth-grade girls on Sunday was pure joy!

Writing Raising Children with Your Heavenly Father has brought her much joy
and satisfaction!

 

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Struggle Bus Tour

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Parenting, Christian, Non-Fiction
Publisher: Lucid Books
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‘The Struggle Bus: The Van. The Myth. The Legend.’ is designed to take you, dear reader, on a ride with the Wood family in the van that became an Internet sensation.
This one-of-a-kind literary adventure you are about to embark on is about more than a viral van. It’s about managing the wonderful chaos of a family of 11. It’s about parenting. It’s about marriage. It’s about success. It’s about failure. It’s about faith. It’s about fun. It’s about a van becoming a metaphor for life as it is given a fun-filled beatdown for the ages. As you roll along with the Wood family, you just might feel driven to:
•  connect a little more with the God who made you.
•  give yourself a little more grace when you fail.
•  smile and laugh a little more—both at the Wood family’s expense and your own.
Hop in, buckle up, hold your nose, laugh, and join the Wood family to explore one of life’s fundamental truths: the struggle is real.
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I glanced down at the gas gauge. Dang it! The little orange arrow was pointing directly at the letter E. I stopped at the next gas station. I pulled up to the gas pump, unscrewed the gas cap, and panicked. Had I bought a diesel van or a regular van? I had specified “regular” rather than “diesel” in my Craigslist search, but I had also specified “12-passenger” not “15-passenger.” I hadn’t thought to ask the seller to clarify before I drove off. The gas cap was no help. The owner’s manual was no help. I had no idea what would happen if you put regular gas in a diesel engine, but I figured it probably wouldn’t be good. I didn’t deserve to be a van owner. I spent 20 minutes (not an exaggeration) searching through all the van documentation trying to decide what to do. Should I call the previous owner? Should I call Ford’s customer service number? Should I flip a coin and take a chance? Ultimately, I decided there was no option that allowed me to drive away with my dignity. So I called the previous owner. Straight to voicemail. Ugh! After 10 minutes or so on Google, I was 82 percent sure that the van took regular gasoline. I took my chances. I filled the thing all the way up with regular gas, prayed a little, and drove off. When I saw no smoke after 10 miles or so, I figured everything was going to work out just fine. 

As you will soon see, everything did not work out just fine, but it worked out fun. It’s been quite the ride.

About the Author

Josh Wood is a native of Amarillo, Texas. He and his wife, Careese, are graduates of Texas A&M University (Gig ’em). Josh went on to obtain his MBA from Baylor University (Sic ’em). Newly wedded Josh and Careese made a number of definitive statements regarding their future, including the following classics: “We’ll never move back to Amarillo.” “We’ll have three or four kids. Those kids will never throw fits in Walmart.” “We’ll never home school our children.” “Home churches are weird.”
They live in Amarillo. They have nine kids. They home school. They are part of a home church. They’ve wiped numerous tears off the Walmart floor. Their hobbies include raising children and trying to avoid definitive statements about their future.
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INCIDENT AT MY GRANDMOTHER’S REHAB FACILITY.

grandmaAt close to 2pm when my Mother was on the phone with my Grandmother to see if wouldn’t mind having a buttermilk chess pie, one of the nurses or aides told my Grandmother to shut her damn mouth. My Mom left out of here telling us to make sure to have enough money to bail her out if needed. By the time my Mom had arrived at the facility, my Grandfather had taken care of the problem.

He had walked down to the manager’s office and let them know that he almost knocked down one of their employees for what she had said. The manager told him that they will take care of it and look into it. My Grandfather was fuming ma ,because he was in the room when this happened. This is the first time that we know of that she has been verbally abused. It will be the last time. I think we still have family trickling up there after hearing about this incident. They have been a little rough when they had to change her and when they get her out of bed, so now they must have two people and use a hoist. They also have to have two people to change her also.

My Grandmother lets them know when they are a little rough with her. It  doesn’t go on very long before it gets reported. Nobody hurts one of our family and gets away with it. If you are having problems at work or at home , you DO NOT TAKE IT OUT ON YOUR PATIENTS. They cannot defend themselves and some of them don’t see family for years.  It is not worth losing your job over it. You are there to help them, not to harm them. So I will step down off my soap box now. Other than this incident, my Grandmother is doing well and improving daily.

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