“Loving God, Learning His Word, Living for Christ, Leading Others to do Likewise”

Posts by Anita Blake

Strengthen That Which Remains

Strengthen That Which Remains article

There is an old saying “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger”.  Individuals, families, and our nation continue to face many challenges that are not yet resolved.  As we embrace life as a family and its constant challenges and changes, we can embrace the promise from God that He causes “all things” to work…

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Trust, Please Come Back!

Trust, Please Come Back! article

“Stop the train, I want to get off!”  Propaganda, rhetoric and constant changes have caused us to pause.  We are being conditioned to look around the corner to see what is next.  Covid drama has taken center stage.  Those who should not have power over us now do.  We find ourselves starting to question and…

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Directing Our Children

Directing Our Children article

We are familiar with The Ten Commandments given to us in the Bible (Exodus 20).  They are a standard for God’s creation to live “right” before a Holy and Righteous God.  These instructions were given to mankind out of God’s abundant love; His perfect love.  Our parental efforts toward our children relates to the same…

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Made It!

We Made It! article

It was a year ago that a pandemic was surfacing and we were rushing to the store to purchase toilet paper.  Schools began to shut down.  Our workplaces began to adjust our work environment and to accommodate the changes that were forthcoming — and all of these changes were only the beginning of a tumultuous…

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Tomorrow! Why Not Today?

Tomorrow! Why Not Today? article

The quote “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today” is credited to Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers. He probably took that wisdom from the Bible from Proverbs 27:1 “Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.” For the purpose of this article, we must realize…

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Looking Back… or Not?

Looking Back… or Not?

There is an old saying that “the best predictor of the future is the past”. We are approaching the anniversary of what we might consider the beginning of a series of events that have affected us and our children in ways we could not see coming. The mandate to shut down schools and businesses came…

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A Parent’s Prayer

A Parent’s Prayer article

It is a true saying that an individual is never more than he or she is on our knees before God. We can fast talk, make excuses and pretend all is well, but God knows the truth about each of us. He demands that we are a humbled people. What this means is that we…

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Happy Valentine’s Day?

Happy Valentine’s Day? article

This is my annual reminder to parents to help their children navigate the meaning and purpose of Valentine’s Day on a developmentally appropriate basis.  We need to stand our ground and avoid the peer pressure put on us and our children to overdo this day.  Media and other invasions in our lives have redefined and…

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A Good Example

Good and bad examples have been shaping tools for time and memoriam.  Good examples for our children can influence them to make better decisions and value that which is meaningful.  God will line up for us helpers in our parenting efforts.   How about the adults in our lives?  There is something to be said…

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3 R’s Reading, Writing, Arithmetic

3 R’s Reading, Writing, Arithmetic article

Among the many things we can say about the past year, we would all agree that it has been a year of learning.  There is an old saying, “We learn either in the classroom or on the field trip, and we have been on the field trip.”  That which was hidden from view has been…

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