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Study the Bible in Family Worship

The Bible is a guide in the management of children. Here, if parents desire, they may find a course marked out for the education and training of their children, that they may make no blunders…. When this Guidebook is followed,… Continue Reading →

Bear in mind that your children belong to God and are to become His sons and daughters.

Sonlight Family Bible Lessons – Our Experience!

I have mentioned before that the Sonlight Family Bible Lessons are absolutely amazing. There’s something special about teaching others – you, as the teacher, end up learning more than your students do! And when the subjects you are teaching are… Continue Reading →

A Human Flower

A fresh little bud in my garden, With petals close folded from view, Brightly nods me a cheery “Good morning,” Through the drops of a fresh bath of dew. I must patiently wait its unfolding, Tho’ I long its full… Continue Reading →

But if the mother unswervingly adheres to right principles, if she is temperate and self-denying, if she is kind, gentle, and unselfish, she may give her child these same precious traits of character.

Held in Trust

There is nothing more important than being a mother. No job, no career, no ministry, no opportunity, no privilege, no calling, no church responsibility, no project at home. Nothing. Nothing is as important as true parenthood. And, how seriously you… Continue Reading →

Do You Connect With Your Children Enough?

Parents should encourage their children to confide in them and unburden to them their heart griefs, their daily little annoyances and trials. If they do this, the parents can learn to sympathize with their children, and pray for them and… Continue Reading →

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men

Peace in the Home … Peace in the Church

The father is the priest of the family. The souls of his wife and children, as God’s property, should be to him of the highest value, and he should faithfully guide the formation of their characters. The care of his… Continue Reading →

Build a wall of scriptures around you, and you will see that the world cannot break it down.

Father as Priest. Mother as Teacher.

The love that was in the heart of Christ is to be in our hearts, that we may reveal it to those around us. We need to be daily strengthened by the deep love of God, and to let this… Continue Reading →

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart…

How to Develop a Well-balanced Character in Children

Guard your children from every objectionable influence possible; for in childhood they are more ready to receive impressions, either of moral dignity, purity, and loveliness of character, or of selfishness, impurity, and disobedience. Once let them become influenced by the… Continue Reading →

The bread of life alone can satisfy the hungering soul.

When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.

Both Parents are Important in the Home

But the work of making home happy does not rest upon the mother alone. Fathers have an important part to act. The husband is the house-band of the home treasures, binding by his strong, earnest, devoted affection the members of… Continue Reading →

We need more sunshiny parents and more sunshiny Christians. Too often the kindly, encouraging word, the cheery smile, are withheld from our children and from the oppressed and discouraged.

Winter Sunshine Juice!

Here in the southern hemisphere, winter is in full swing. Days are short, dark, rainy and icy cold. But not to worry – today I’m sharing with you a joyful sunshine juice which will brighten up your gloomiest day! This… Continue Reading →

For the sick we should use the remedies which God has provided in nature, and we should point them to Him who alone can restore.

Mom’s Natural Treatment Plan

Many years ago, as I began my journey in the world of natural remedies and treatments, it so happened that one winter’s day every single family member in our house was down and out with a cold. I was taking… Continue Reading →

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