Archives For November 2012

Josiah with bookBy Lisa Cherry

 Josiah hopped up on the bed next to me as I was sitting in my rocking chair working on our new e-book.

 He thoughtfully fingered our DVD resource called Hot Romance that was sitting next to my stack of work.

 "Mom, when do I get to watch Hot Romance?" he inquisitively asked. "You know, I have been trying to figure out how babies get out of mamas’ tummies."

 I looked up at him speechless. Good question, son. But how, at five, had he put all those concepts together, my protective mama’s mind wondered? Wow, that boy is smart!

 And then I remembered the topic of the new e-book I was working on. How to equip our kids in a sex-saturated world. Maybe my timing was perfect? Maybe the Holy Spirit was getting my attention?

 As I looked at that cute little innocent face, my heart melted.

 Yes, son, I will take the time to teach you. And I immediately began digging for my trusted friend ......the book that I shared with his big brothers and sisters.

 Are your kids asking you questions? Are you ready to answer?

 Check back on FrontlineMoms.com for Lisa’s new e-book Straight Talk in a Sex-saturated Culture: A Quiz for Teens, Tweens and Parents.  It will be ready soon.

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Domestically Divine Tuesdays 

Friday Favorite Things at Finding Joy

Tuesday Tips

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It’s time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!  It’s our weekly tradition here at Frontline Moms.

We spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, that we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

My sweet daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this.

So please link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories about your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.

 



Mom and young son 825650_my_familyBy Lisa Cherry

Have you ever wonder what would happen if our kids were left in charge? I mean in charge of things like deciding where they go to school, who will be their friends, whether or not they go to church, or what kind of healthcare services they receive.

What if a law was adopted that put our kids in charge of their own decision-making?  That’s what will happen if United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child is ratified.  President Obama signed it in 2009.  The U.S. Senate could vote on this at any time.  If approved, it would become the supreme law of the land.

As we see moral foundations and traditional values tossed to the wind, should we be surprised that the issue of parental leadership is also being challenged? I encourage you to take the time to learn more about the critical issue at Parental rights.org.  Start by watching their video Overruled.  Or watch the three minute trailer here. In it, Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America says:

“This treaty that purports to give rights to children really makes them more vulnerable to being exploited and abused.”

Our kids would actually be more vulnerable than they already are!

We need to be aware that our rights are already challenged in America now! And unless we as believers rise up and take a firm stand we could lose the opportunity to protect our children and guide their futures. Our government and our own children could legally be in charge of our homes.

So what can we do?  After you have educated yourself, will you take a stand for parental rights across this land?  Will you join me in signing ParentalRights.org’s  petition, Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Further, we can contact our senators and tell them how we feel about United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child And we can tell every other parent and concerned citizen about this too. 

 I’m in.  How about you?

Gratefully linked to:

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Thanksgiving 1061116_elegant_dinnerBy Lisa Cherry

Holiday get-togethers can often be bittersweet. For while we are thinking of sweet years gone by, bitter years try to cloud our memory also.

For some, the answer is to skip the holiday get togetherness entirely. The risk of conflict seems too great.

But is that really the best response?  I think our Lord set us a strong example to follow. He, after all, fellowshipped with some of the most wicked of His day.

How could he have stood to be in their presence knowing all of the evil intentions of their heart? One word: Love.

Sometimes in the midst of  intense collisions between light and dark, when long-standing conflicts have not been resolved, or when relationships have grown strained by personality clashes, someone needs to step out of the pain and walk in the supernatural flow of God's love.

What if you don't agree with your relatives? What if you have rebellious kids whom have broken your heart? What if you're absolutely sure that you can never have a "meeting of mind" with the people in your life?

Is it possible that the Lord would give you grace to have a "meeting of the heart" instead?

I'm not talking about giving in to sins or compromising standards. But I am challenging us all to look deeper through the eyes of Christ.

This world is not all about my comfort, my needs, and my happiness. Sometimes true life and true joy are found in the giving of forgiveness and love.

Could it be that God has an assignment for you and your family this holiday season?

Love covers over a multitude of sins.   1 Peter 4:8
Love is patient, love is kind.… 1 Corinthians 13:4

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.  See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:14-15

Image courtesy of Mary Boyer

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cyber monday SLIDERBy Lisa Cherry

Ladies, this is the big week that will require patience, creativity and stamina!

We can help make your holiday shopping easier with an online sale of resources that will strengthen your home and those of your families and friends.

Hope you check out our sale and pass this link on to someone else.

Happy Thanksgiving week!

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Eggy LilliBy Lisa Cherry

OK. There is a difference between children and grandchildren!

When I walked into the room to discover a floor covered in crushed raw eggs with two toddlers dripping in the slimy mess, laughter seemed the only reasonable response.

After two baths, half a roll of paper towels, a load of laundry and a good floor mopping, we were as good as new!

Hmmmmm. I wonder if that would have been my attitude a few years ago?

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I’s time for another Family Fun Friday Link-Up!  It’s our weekly tradition here at Frontline Moms.

We spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, that we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!

My daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures is helping us with this.

So link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun.

What kind of fun?

  • Fun crafts
  • Fun kid recipes
  • Fun family outings
  • Fun mom games, or
  • Funny stories about your family

We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.