Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wise Words on Parenting

Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear... Imitation is a far stronger principle with children than memory. What they see has a much stronger effect on their minds than what they are told. 
~J.C. Ryle

Schooling ~ Madelyn and Xavier

Parents, determine to make your children obey you, though it may cost you a lot of trouble, and cost them many tears. Let there be no questioning, and reasoning, and disputing, and delaying. When you give them a command, let them clearly see that you expect them to do it. 
~J.C. Ryle

A monkey crafted by Xavier.


Do not water your young plants either with vinegar or with syrup.
~Charles H. Spurgeon

Playing bingo with the children.

The Bible in the pulpit must never supersede the Bible at home. 
~J.C. Ryle

My Madelyn

Jaxson ~ without his safety glasses! He doesn't have to wear them anymore!

Brethren, if you wish to give your children a blessing when you die, be a blessing to 
them while you live. If you would make your last words worth the hearing, let your 
whole life be worth the seeing.
~Charles H. Spurgeon

The new sink, getting good use!

Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job. Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do. 
~Alistair Begg

Jaxson, playing in the yard.

Let no Christian parents fall into the delusion that Sunday School is intended to ease them of their personal duties. The first and most natural condition of things is for Christian parents to train up their own children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
~Charles H. Spurgeon


Train up your child with all tenderness, affection, and patience. I do not mean that you are to spoil him, but I do mean that you should let him see that you love him.
Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct.
Kindness, gentleness, long-suffering, forbearance, patience, sympathy, a willingness to enter into childish troubles, a readiness to take part in childish joys, -- these are the cords by which a child may be led most easily, -- these are the clues you must follow if you would find the way to his heart.
~JC Ryle

Fresh bread

What is a home without a Bible? 'Tis a home where daily bread for the body is provided, but the soul is never fed. 
~ Charles Meigs

(taken to have for dessert after supper at our pastor's house!)

As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible.
 ~ Ruth Bell Graham

Great reads!

If you want to ruin your son, never let him know a hardship. When he is a child carry 

him in your arms, when he becomes a youth still dandle him, and when he becomes 

a man still dry-nurse him, and you will succeed in producing an arrant fool. If you 
want to prevent his being made useful in the world, guard him from every kind of 
toil. Do not suffer him to struggle. Wipe the sweat from his dainty brow and say, 
“Dear child, thou shalt never have another task so arduous.” Pity him when he ought 
to be punished; supply all his wishes, avert all disappointments, prevent all troubles, 
and you will surely tutor him to be a reprobate and to break your heart. But put him 
where he must work, expose him to difficulties, purposely throw him into peril, and 
in this way you shall make him a man, and when he comes to do man’s work and to 
bear man’s trial, he shall be fit for either.

~Charles H. Spurgeon

Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied,


  1. Good morning Katy, i have just listened to a christine service on audio player, amazingly it fringes on what you chose your post to be about today.
    My stepmother was a very unloving woman, cold to touch and many lies came from her mouth and hurt others. My father is a very weak man and could never confront this issue, not even in Gods word. I guess he thought if he said nothing his life would be easier, but that is never the case. I have forgiven my stepmother, i do not have her in our lives as i feel it would be dangerous for my children and myself.
    Motherhood is so precious and there is no rerun.
    Wishing you a lovely day, best wishes jackie x

  2. beautiful katy.

    some really, really good quotes.

    as always, I enjoy seeing little peeks into your home and your day.


  3. Good stuff here, Katy! Thanks for sharing;) I especially enjoy the Alistair Begg quote, it is just so opposite of what many moms (Christian or not) believe because the world has led them to believe it. We, as women, can do many things but we cannot do many things well. We need to priortize, do our children and husbands come first or do our job, boss and paycheck? Hmm. Anyway, may I ask where you found the quote by Alistair Begg? Thanks, Katy!

    1. Kelly...I think I found the quote by alistair begg (I just love his voice, don't you?) here: http://christian-quotes.ochristian.com/Alistair-Begg-Quotes/

  4. I always enjoy your blog posts. So down to earth homey and wholesome. Your new sink looks great. I like a white sink I also have one. Mine is made by American Standard.
    BTW my kids will be ages 33 and 40 this year.

    Best Wishes

  5. Excellent, excellent post! So, so true... I really like your sink too Katy. (: Have a nice evening.


  6. Katy - Thanks for sharing all of the encouraging quotes! And your pics are always such a joy to look at! The new sink looks fabulous!!!


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