“Loving God, Learning His Word, Living for Christ, Leading Others to do Likewise”

Posts by Anita Blake

Fact not Fiction!

We are experiencing an unprecedented freedom and lack of accountability in our culture for speaking falsely and repeating it as truth.  Our children are especially vulnerable to falling for a false narrative that ultimately shapes them for skewed thinking.  As a parent, am I checked in?  I am not referring to our vacation destination, but…

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Reclaiming the Past that Brought Us to the Present!

Reclaiming the Past that Brought Us to the Present! parenting article

“Remember the days of long ago; think about the generations past. Ask your father, and he will inform you. Inquire of your elders, and they will tell you.”  Deuteronomy 32:7 (NLT) When I first began writing this parenting article series 13 years ago, there seemed to be a cultural attitude that we were losing ground…

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Who Knows?

Who Knows? article

To “bite the bullet” is to decide to do something difficult or unpleasant that one has been putting off or hesitating over.  Thinking “outside the box” is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective.  A “paradigm shift” is a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.   All of…

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Investments!

Investment article

Investment is “oriented toward future returns, and thus entails some degree of risk.”  This word in most uses is always considered in the context of money or finances; however, it’s meaning covers much more than tangible goods.  Note the “goal of future returns and degree of risk” that is referenced.  We make choices every day…

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Why?

girl looking to Heaven

“Call them all together—men, women, children, and the foreigners living in your towns—so they may hear this Book of Instruction and learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully obey all the terms of these instructions. Do this so that your children who have not known these instructions will hear them and will learn…

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The Discipline of “Good Behavior”

father and son

There is a discipline that is imposed on us by others to teach and to train.  There is also the discipline we impose upon ourselves (parent and child) that produces good behavior.  No one can see the heart of another apart from their actions.  Only God knows the true heart of an individual, which shows…

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Consequences, Discipline, or?

Consequences, Discipline, or?

A consequence is “a result or effect of an action or condition.”  Discipline is “the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.”  Both are useful and necessary in shaping all of us.  As parents, we have opportunities to utilize both consequences and discipline in raising…

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Being Wisdom for Our Children

Being Wisdom for Our Children

The book of Proverbs is written by Solomon to his son.  God declares Solomon to be the wisest man to have ever lived and ever will live; 1 Kings 3:12 (NLT): “I (God) will give you (Solomon) what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else…

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Opinions? Everybody Has One!

Opinions? Everybody Has One!

The challenges of the past four months have revealed much for us to process.  Two significant realities have come to light during this time that will impact our children going forward: our natural bend to be divisive and to be sedentary.  Mark Twain said, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to…

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Fear or Principle?

Link to Fear or Principle? article

Principle is the “fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.”  It walks hand in hand with morality.  Character is revealed as a result of moral principle or lack thereof.  Fear, on the other hand, is “an unpleasant emotion caused by…

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