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Quote of the Week ~ May 9, 2008 PDF Print
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 09 May 2008

Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into its soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her.

~ J.R. Miller, Homemaking

 
Quote of the Week ~ March 28, 2008 PDF Print
Written by Charles Spurgeon   
Friday, 28 March 2008

Wisdom from Spurgeon...

"I have known Christian fathers who by their severity and lack of tenderness have produced in their children, hatred to Christianity, instead of love to it.

May fathers and mothers set such an example of 'cheerful piety' that sons and daughters shall say--"Let us tread in our father's footsteps, for he was a happy and a holy man. Let us follow our mother's ways, for she was sweetness itself."

If piety does not rule in your home, you shall see disorder, disobedience, folly, unholiness, and vice in your children."

"A religion which will not stand the test of the fireside is not worth much!

If yours is a true, genuine, thorough conversion, I do not say that you are to go up and down the street crying out that you are converted.

But on due occasions you must not hide your convictions. Do not conceal what the Lord has done for you, but hold up your candle in your own house.

The power of a father's prayers with his arms about his boy's neck I know full well. The power of a mother's prayers with her children all kneeling around her is far greater than any public ministry will be.

God make you so to live that you show piety at home."

 
Quote of the Week ~ Dec. 29 ,2007 PDF Print
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 29 December 2007

A Word to Parents...

Then why resign into a stranger's hand
A task so much within your own command,
That God and Nature, and your interest too
Seem with one voice to delegate to you?

~ William Cowper

 
Quote of the Week ~ July 19, 2007 PDF Print
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Thursday, 19 July 2007
The parent, the mother especially, who holds that her children’s rule of life must be “Children obey your parents for it is right” certainly secures obedience, as she secures personal cleanliness, or proper habits at table, because she has a strong sense of the importance of these things. As her reward, she gains for her child the liberty of a free man, who is not under bondage to his own wilfulness nor the victim of his own chance desires. — Charlotte Mason

 
Quote of the Week ~ September 13, 2006 PDF Print
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Thursday, 14 September 2006
 
We live in a redeemed world, and infinite grace and help from above attend every rightly directed effort in the training of the children; but I do not see much ground for hoping that divine grace will step in as a substitute for any and every power we choose to leave unused or misdirected. In the physical world, we do not expect miracles to make up for our neglect of the use of means; the rickety body, the misshapen .limb, for which the child has to thank his parents, remain with him through life, however much else he may have to thank God for; and a feeble will, bad habits, an uninstructed conscience, stick by many a Christian man through his life, because his parents failed in their duty to him, and he has not had force enough in himself to supply their omission....Once again, though a disciplined will is not a necessary condition of the Christian life, it is necessary to the development of the heroic Christian character. A Gordon, a Havelock, a Florence Nightingale, a St. Paul, could not be other than a person of vigorous will. In this respect, as in all others, Christianity reaches the feeblest souls...All this the divine grace may accomplish in weak unwilling souls, and then they will do what they can; but their power of service is limited by their past. Not so the child of the Christian mother, whose highest desire is to train him for the Christian life. When he wakes to the consciousness of whose he is and whom he serves, she would have him ready for that high service, with every faculty in training––a man of war from his youth; above all, with an effective will, to will and to do of His good pleasure. ~ Charlotte Mason in Home Education

 
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