Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Helpful Verses for Biblical Discipline

I find all these verses so helpful when dealing with my children and their different sin issues. I love my little people so much and want to be faithful to discipline diligently.   Lord give me the strength, gentleness and joy I need to point these little ones to YOU!  

Psalms 119:11
“Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.”
Proverbs 13:24,
“He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.”
Proverbs 22:15 
“Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.” 

Verses to Discipline Children Biblically  (NASB unless otherwise noted): 

Exodus 20:15 
“Do not steal.”

Proverbs 12:22
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal faithfully are His delight.”

Prov 15:1
“A gentle answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger”

Proverbs 27:2
“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;”

Matthew 5:5
"Blessed are the gentle..."

Matthew 5:9
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

Matthew 22:39 
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Luke 6:30-31
“Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.  31 Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.”

Romans 12:21
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” 

Galatians 5:22-23 
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control;…”

Ephesians 4:32
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”

Ephesians 6:2-3
“Honor your father and mother… so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.”

Philippians 2:14 
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing;”

Colossians 3:8
 “…put …aside: anger…” 
(the rest of this verse for older children “…wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.”)

Colossians 3:12 
“… put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience…”

Colossians 3:20
“Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.”

1 Timothy 6:18
“ …be generous and ready to share,…”

Titus 2:4-5, 6 (ESV)
4 “young women … be self-controlled,…”. 6 “… younger men… be self-controlled.” 

1 Peter 4:9
“Be hospitable to one another without complaint.”

1 John 4:7
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God;”

Our relationship with God doesn’t depend on us and what we do. It is totally dependent on God’s gift of Grace to us through Jesus! 

The following are helpful verses when I explain the gospel to my little ones. 

Psalm 99:5 Exalt the LORD our God; worship at his footstool! Holy is he!

Rev 4:8 “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, 

Romans 6:23 but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

1 Cor 15:3 ...Christ died for sins in accordance with the Scriptures

Romans 10:9 ... if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved

Isaiah 1:18“Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

Psalm 30:3O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;  you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fun at the beach!

My Chemist

This girl is obsessed with chemistry. I thought it would be just a phase but she is really, truly in love with chemistry and chemicals. We had to set up a work bench in the garage for her lab. 

My Boys

Katie's Arm

Broken arm #2 for our family! Katie fell down a slide (while walking on it... Mommy wasn't watching very carefully) and she broke her radius. I was able to secretly snap these pictures as we came back from the hospital and Katie got some TLC from Daddy. It was such a sweet moment.