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Posts by Anita Blake

God’s Creation, God’s Design!

God’s Creation, God’s Design! article

When we think in terms of design, we think of a plan and intention of an idea or thing. Everything God established in creation was by design. His design is for purpose and intent and generated from His perfect love. We can all relate to the anticipation of Christmas morning and opening gifts. We also…

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Aiding and Abetting?

Aiding and Abetting? article

“Aiding and abetting is a legal doctrine related to the guilt of someone who aids or abets another person in the commission of a crime.” It gives us a picture of someone who positions themselves on the wrong side of right and wrong. In our role as parents, we must always assess our approach to…

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They Are Just Kids…

They Are Just Kids Article

I recently read this on a ball field fence: “They stand at the plate, their hearts beating fast, the bases are loaded, the die has been cast. Mom and Dad cannot help them, they stand all alone. A hit at this moment would send their team home. The ball meets the plate, they swing and…

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What Does It All Mean?

What Does It All Mean? article

I heard Dr. Gary Sibcy, clinical psychologist, speaking to parents this week. He said, “Children are amazing observers but terrible interpreters.” Our children “catch” everything and process most of what they catch incorrectly. He went on to say that we must spend at least 15 minutes of devoted time with each of our children daily…

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Denial

Denial parenting article

“Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.” Titus 1:15-16 (NLT)…

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Who’s Watching the Children?

Who's Watching the Children article

We have all been in those situations where adults are socializing and the children are running wild.  It may be the grocery store, a social gathering, church, etc.  We also have been in uncomfortable situations where the parent handled it all wrong by yelling and screaming at the children.  There is an old saying, “When…

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My Child’s Faith in God

My Child’s Faith in God article

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and…

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Protecting Our Children

Protecting Our Children article

The events of the past 18 months all thrown together have certainly awakened our radar to the reality that our children need us to protect them on all levels.  In Matthew 18:6, Jesus says: “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who trusts in me to lose faith, it would be better for…

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Preventive Parenting is the Best Parenting

Preventative Parenting article

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. Proverbs 3:3-4 (NLT) What words of wisdom for every parent to pass on to their children.  As…

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Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom article

A story is told of a four-year-old boy who had never talked.  His parents were very concerned.  One morning at breakfast the said, “These eggs are cold.”  His parents were shocked and asked him, “Why haven’t you talked to us up to this point?”  His answer was: “Well everything has gone pretty well up until…

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