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Monday, December 19, 2011

Thoughts from my daughter.....

From Lori: I got a text this afternoon.  A BIG, LONG text!  Good thing we have unlimited texting!! :)   My daughter was waiting for her dental appointment and looked through magazines as she waited.  Below she shares what she thinks about one of the articles in the magazine.  She is truly a blessing in our lives.  On this GRATITUESDAY, I am grateful for her example to us, to her three brothers, and to those around her.  Love you, girl!

While waiting at the dentist, I took the time to read through a Family Circle magazine. I got to a section where mothers ask the designated magazine employee for advice on their children's problems or their concerns about their children. The problem is that the magazine employees' answers never have anything to do with God. 

1st, the parents with concerns have most likely not disciplined their children effectively.

2nd, there's no advice about what God would want about the situation. It's just women stating their own OPINION. Meaning it could be right OR wrong, based on the situation.

In this crazy and corrupt world we live in, I think parents should stop and take time to think about where their children are headed. And what they need to do to better their children's 'acting up'. Teach your children about Gods love, grace, and salvation. Let them know what's right and wrong according to God.

Now, I think that kids should take into consideration the aspect of respect for ALL adults....whether you like them or not. They still have authority over you. Kids should stop and realize that life is NOT all about them and that being with their friends isn't always where they should be. Know that good comes from God and only God.

Lastly, EVERYONE needs to take into consideration that you wont be a kid very long. Spend time together with your family. Pray, sing, play games, watch movies together. Let God know that you are thankful for the times you have together.

Good job, Lauren!

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)

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DaddyJoe said...

Great post. Concerning advice found in magazines; what is becoming popular are guest advice columns which could be a star or some musician answering questions. I read a section where a musician was giving a teenage girl and the best she could offer which was "hang in there, and you may need to hide this from your parents". I was shocked and couldn't believe what I was reading - what a horrible thing for this person to say to a teen who obviously looks up to them. Kids now days look up to certain people of fame when as was said, need to respect adults and slow things down and listen. Worldly advice is often corrupted when it's not based on spiritual wisdom.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

You are wise beyond your years!

Lori said...

DaddyJoe - What sad advice for our children from the musician! Thanks for your comments.

Aunt R. - Yes, she is! Thank you :).

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