Whatsoever Is Lovely ~ Think On These Things


A little girl was put to bed in a dark room. She brought her favorite doll named Happy to cuddle as she lay in the dark.  But the girl still cried and begged her mother to stay in the room with her. So, the mother patiently reminded her daughter that she had both Happy and God in the room with her, and that she need not feel lonely or afraid.

The little girl listened, but after her mother left, she began to sob again. The mother returned to her room and said in a sterner tone of voice, “Honey, you aren’t alone.  You have Happy and God with you.”  The little girl sobbed, “But Mother, I want someone who can hug me back.”

As strong as our faith may be, and as noble as our words may be to our children, our children still need to feel our presence. They need quality and quantity time.  They need to know we are available to hug them, when and where they feel the need for those hugs.

The Father certainly is with us always, but Jesus put our role in perspective when He said, “As the Father hath sent me, so send I you.”  Your role as a parent is the most important thing you will ever do.*

“Unless loving your family is high priority, you may gain the world and lose your children.”

“Perfect love casts out fear.”  ~ I John 4:18

You can’t replace the hours and days you miss out with your children now.  Please make every effort to live more simply.  This will enable you to work less hours and spend more time with your children. They need you. God needs you.

Happy Mother’s Day

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her.”   ~ Proverbs 31:2

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.  ~  1 Corinthians 13:13

* God’s Little Devotional Book For Couples


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