Wednesday, July 29, 2015

When Reading Proverbs Remember...

Proverbs is such a great book in the Bible for a parent to read no matter the age of your child, from baby to adult. Every time I read Proverbs I am helped with further wisdom and insight in how to live my life and how to improve as a parent.

Here are so things when reading Proverbs to remember...

1. ...who it is written to.
"To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion." Proverbs 1:4 KJV
Proverbs are written to the young men of Israel. Today I am living in a different administration as a born again child of God. In the New Testament we have even more wonderful truths about wisdom. Keeping this in mind, I can still gain great knowledge, wisdom and insight from reading Proverbs.

Monday, July 20, 2015

3 Reasons For Parents To Read Proverbs

Being a parent is a hard, busy, and tiring job. So why should I take the time to read Proverbs?

1. To Get Wisdom, Knowledge, Instruction, Words of Understanding, Justice, Judgement, Equity, Subtlety, Discretion, and Wise Counsels

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The LORD Gives Wisdom

My daughters watch me talk to my phone and ask for directions while driving. A mysterious robot woman (Siri) always has the answers.  

When they ask a question like "Can worms see underground?", my daughters see me type the question into Google. Up pops a long list of answers.

This Spring I have been considering the question "How do I prepare my children for a future filled with technology?" I want my daughters to know that true wisdom and knowledge come from God. Not Google and not Siri.

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7 KJV
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and knowledge of the holy is understanding." Proverbs 9:10 KJV

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Growing Up Social" Resource Recommendation - Tech Tuesday

This Spring, on Tech Tuesdays, I have been looking at the question "How do I prepare my child for a future filled with technology?" I have been looking at how to apply God's Word as a parent making decisions about technology. In God's Word we find the answers to what life is about. As I apply God's Word to technology, I have found it helpful to consider some practical aspects. The book "Growing Up Social" has been a good companion in this endeavor. 

"Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids In A Screen Driven World" is by Gary D Chapman (who also wrote "The 5 Love Languages") and Arlene Pellicane.  This book helps parents teach their children how to have a healthy use of screens and how to have good social skills in a digital age. The authors are Christians and occasionally mentions God's Word. On this blog I normally recommend resources that relate more directly to Biblical instruction. Yet I recommend this resource because of the practical examples and relevant content.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Look Up From Your Screen To Love Your Neighbor - Tech Tuesday

This Spring I'm looking at the question "How can I prepare my child for a future filled with technology?"

Technology can distract us from the people around us. As I teach my child to love her neighbor, I need to teach her to see the people around her. To love her neighbor, she has to first look at her neighbor. 
Let's look at what Jesus said when he taught about loving your neighbor: