Following Greatness & Child Heroes

When a child has a moral hero, that child will try to emulate that hero and have morals. If that child is given no moral hero, he will fasten onto an immoral hero and emulate that one. So it is important to put your kid’s tech down with its immoral heroes (like the killers in video games) and give your kids moral heroes in yourself or Bible (why Sunday School is so valuable) to emulate. Doing this produces better, moral children who can then grow into better, moral adults. Also, you are obeying God’s command to parents and thus storing up eternal rewards for yourselves (every act of obedience does this). So provide and talk about good moral heroes for your kids to emulate. David, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Joseph, Esther, etc. of the Old Testament and Jesus (Superhero), Paul, John, etc. of the New Testament are examples. Superman of old was very moral and good to emulate (the new version is kind of a pansy so search out the old one where superheroes stood up for truth and morals). Another oldie but goodie moral-strong is the Lone Ranger and Tonto against robbers and murderers. I noticed a trend of new argumentative, pansy “heroes” nowadays who are about worthless, and I blame the enemy who is trying to destroy our kids so removes hope from them. We as parents need to see through these schemes and provide the moral heroes our kids need to model and develop morally into adults. They need this from us and we are told to provide this. We need to fight for and take back our kids. We are their parents, their strongest and sometimes only advocates. ❤

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The Beauty of Godly Friends

We started the day with friends. What a beautiful way to start the day! It was a joy to just share some time and space and stories and gain some great Godly advice. Not much is sweeter or better in this world than Godly friendships. It soothes the soul, awakens the mind, makes you feel less lonely, brings joy and peace to the soul and heals wounds. A good ear to bounce things off of is vital to great soul health and giving an ear has become invaluable to me in hearing sage counsel. What a joy. I am so very thankful!❤

Don’t Cheapen Your Deep

Don’t cheapen your deep. God made you with depth of understanding and reasoning about eternal and spiritual matters. We are built that way and will never be satisfied until we go there. Go deep as was intended. Don’t cheapen your depth for those who cheapen theirs. ❤

Equipped to Serve

God designs us to serve Him and others in a particular way. Some to parenting, some to decoration, some to worship, some to organization, some to public speaking, whatever the case. God loves variety and loves us. We are given an innate gift to serve. Our task to honor God is to find and use it joyfully. Each person and each gift is beautiful! ♥

New Garden Babies

So, my husband surprised us with new garden babies to plant in our garden… blackberry bushes. We are super excited. We are busy with baseball and school and church and looking in on my mom and our garden so one more thing might rightly make me nuts, but quite the opposite is true. This one more thing is a beautiful gift. For gardening is my roots, growing up on a farm in Buchanan, Michigan, I have missed the productive dirty of blissful gardening. And we have been seasoning our food with our own fresh herbs. It feels like home. So this one more thing is actually a small vacation, like a familiar luxury resort for my soul. I was made to garden and coom and play piano. Other things I may be ok in or make do or excel in a pinch, but working the earth and tending and nurturing vegetables and fruit somehow brings me right alongside God, instantly in His presence. And I think for me personally, that is how I know what God really designed me to do. When I am covered in dirt while nurturing a garden or when I sit down and play my piano, I am instantly close to and feel God’s presence. I know He is always with me but I feel Him them. So I know I must make time to garden and play with God and give Him and me that time to honor Him. ❤

Noticing Little Things

Naturally a big picture person, I see the whole automatically and only very selectively see the details. But when I get out in nature, it is a purposeful act of worship to intentionally see the details, try to notice everything. It is in purpose and requires all my concentration. As such it is like a meditational therapy and also worship. Each detail makes me appreciate God more. Every detail is perfect, pure, beautiful, glorious. And the big picture, that God made it all perfectly in harmony on purpose with love. ❤