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Practical ways to live the Blessing with your kids!
Love this idea! Consequences That Actually Work! "Forced apologies don’t teach true remorse and reconciliation... Parents can set kids up for sincere reconciliation. ...Restitution consequences encourage personal responsibility and usually end with one child feeling cared for and the other feeling caring."
Consequences That Actually Work! (Part 3) "Forced apologies don’t teach true remorse and reconciliation. Parents can set kids up for sincere reconciliation.
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restitution consequences that actually work... #connectedfamilies .org
YES! THIS! "Forced apologies don’t teach true remorse and reconciliation... Parents can set kids up for sincere reconciliation. ...Restitution consequences encourage personal responsibility and usually end with one child feeling cared for and the other feeling caring."
Random Acts of Kindness
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Random Unbelievable Acts Of Kindness make my heart happy! - restoring some faith in humanity. just remember kind acts aren't done to be recognized, they're done to better your fellow man in hope and faith they'll pay it forward.
Our world may seem like its going to shit, but stuff like this proves that there are still good people out there. 16 Unbelievable Acts Of Kindness. Oh my goodness! Faith in humanity: restored!
Random acts of kindness are just heart warming.
Random Acts of Kindness - faith in humanity restored
Thinking Outside Yourself -100 Random Acts of Kindness for Christmas.
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LOVE doing RAKs... 100 Random Acts of Kindness ideas for Christmas. Loved reading this! This gal has ideas, printable tags, planning sheets, everything you need to help the kids make this Christmas a little less 'about me' and more about giving to others.
This is good for every day of our lives..........You never really know how difficult life can be for some people. I pray we are all blessed with Food, Shelter & the Grace of God. 100 Random Acts of Kindness ideas for Christmas. Loved reading this! We will be doing some of these this holiday season!!
25 names of Jesus for 25 days of Christmas ornaments. 1 to hang each day and talk about why we refer to Jesus by that particular name.
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instead of Advent Calendar... advent ornaments... 25 names of Jesus for 25 days of Christmas ornaments. 1 to hang each day.
names of jesus ornaments. also could work for jesse tree...
The 25 names of Jesus for 25 days of Christmas ornaments. One to hang on the tree each day. // Great advent idea!
25 names of Jesus for 25 days of Christmas ornaments. 1 to hang each day. I think one small tree (say, on the kitchen island) just for this purpose would be an awesome advent calendar of sorts...
Christmas Advent Idea
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25 ways to communicate respect to your husband. One of the best pieces of marriage advice I have ever read! :)
25 ways to communicate respect to your Husband What does respectful living look like? Here are 25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. If you’ll make it your habit to do these things, the next time you tell your husband how much you respect him, he won’t have to wonder if you really mean it. Choose Joy It’s true: A happy wife makes a happy life. Please don’t use moodiness as an attempt to manipulate your man, but in all things rejoice, because that’s the right thing to do. (1 Thessaonians 5:16; Philippians 4:4) Honor His Wishes Give weight to what your husband thinks is important. Make those things a priority that matter most to him, whether it’s having dinner ready when he gets home from work or keeping the house tidy or limiting computer time. Don’t make him ask twice. (Philippians 2:4) Give Him Your Undivided Attention Yes, I know that women are masters of multi-tasking, but when your husband is speaking to you, make a point to lay other tasks aside, look into his eyes, and listen to what he is saying with the goal of understanding and remembering his words. Don’t Interrupt Have you ever been around a person who won’t let you finish a sentence? That gets old fast. Even if you think you already know what your husband is going to say, allowing him to say it without cutting him off mid-sentence shows both respect and common courtesy. Emphasize His Good Points Sure, he has his faults (as do you), but dwelling on them will only make you (both) miserable. Choose instead to focus on those qualities in your husband that you most admire. (Philippians 4:8) Pray for Him Ruth Graham advises wives to “tell your mate the positive, and tell God the negative.” Take your concerns to God. Faithfully lift up your husband in prayer every day, and you will likely notice a transformation not only in him, but in yourself, as well. (Philipians 4:6-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17) Don’t Nag Your husband is a grown man, so don’t treat him like a two-year-old. Leave room for God to work. You are not the Holy Spirit, so do not try to do His job. Be Thankful Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Don’t take your husband for granted. Be appreciative for everything he does for you, whether big or small. Always say thank you. (1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:20) Smile at Him Smiles spread happiness. Smiles have even been shown to create happiness. Smiles are contagious. And a smile makes any woman more beautiful. Respond Physically Did you know that the way you respond (or don’t respond) to your husband’s romantic overtures has a profound effect on his self-confidence? Don’t slap him away when he tries to hug you or make excuses when he’s in the mood. Your enthusiastic cooperation and reciprocation will not only assure him of your love, but will make him feel well-respected, too. (1 Corinthians 7:3-5) Eyes Only for Him Don’t compare your husband unfavorably to other men, real or imaginary. It is neither fair nor respectful and will only breed trouble and discontent. Avoid watching movies or reading books that might cause you to stumble in this area, as well. (Psalm 19:14; Proverbs 4:23) Kiss Him Goodbye I once read about a study done in Germany which found that men whose wives kissed them goodbye every morning were more successful than those who weren’t kissed. Success and respect often go hand-in-hand, so be sure to send him off right, and don’t forget to greet him with a kiss when he returns home, for good measure. (2 Corinthians 13:12) Prepare His Favorite Foods Although the rest of the family is not overly-fond of spaghetti, my husband loves it, so I try to make it at least two or three times a month as a way to honor him. Next time you’re planning meals, give special consideration to your husband’s preferences. (Proverbs 31:14-15) Cherish Togetherness I love to sit near my husband, whether at home or away. Our church shares potluck dinners every Sunday afternoon, and although the men and women normally sit separately to visit, I like to position myself close enough to my husband that I can listen to the conversation, as I think everything he says is so interesting. At home, I’ll take my book or handwork to whatever room in the house he’s working in, just to be close to him, because I enjoy his company, even when neither of us is talking. Don’t Complain Nobody wants to be around a whiner or complainer. It is grating on the nerves. Remember the serenity prayer: accept the things you can’t change, courageously change the things you can, seek wisdom to know the difference. (Philippians 2:14) Resist the Urge to Correct I know one wife whose spouse can’t tell a story without her stopping him fifteen times to correct inconsequential details: “It wasn’t Monday evening, it was Monday afternoon…. It wasn’t blue, it was turquoise…. He didn’t ride the bus, he took a shuttle.” Please. Please. Please. Don’t ever do that to your husband — or to anyone else, for that matter! (Proverbs 17:28) Dress to Please Him Take care of your appearance. Choose clothes your husband finds flattering, both in public and around the house. Keep the House Tidy To the best of your abilities, try to maintain a clean and orderly home. Seek to make it a haven of rest for your entire family. (Proverbs 31:27) Be Content Do not pressure your husband to keep up with the Jonses. Take satisfaction in the lifestyle he is able to provide for you. (1 Timothy 6:6-10; Hebrews 13:5) Take His Advice Do not dismiss his opinions lightly, especially when you’ve asked for his counsel in the first place. Make every effort to follow your husband’s advice. Admire Him Voiced compliments and heartfelt praise are always welcome, but you should also make it your habit to just look at your husband in a respectful, appreciative way. Think kind thoughts toward him. He’ll be able to see the admiration in your eyes. (Luke 6:45) Protect His Name Honor your husband in the way you speak of him to family and friends. Guard his reputation and do not let minor disagreements at home cause you to speak ill of him in public. Live in such a way that it will be obvious to others why your husband married you in the first place. (Proverbs 12:4; 22:1) Forgive His Shortcomings In the words of Ruth Bell Graham, “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” Please do not hold grudges against your husband. Do not allow a root of bitterness or resentment find a home in your heart. Forgive your husband freely, as Christ has forgiven you. (Mark 11:25; Matthew 18:21-35) Don’t Argue You are not always right, and you do not always have to have the last word. Be the first to say, “I’m sorry.” Be willing to accept the blame. It takes two to argue, so “abandon a quarrel before it breaks out.” (Proverbs 17:14; 21:19; 25:24) Follow His Lead If you want your husband to lead, you must be willing to follow. Neither a body nor a family can function well with two heads. Learn to defer to your husband’s wishes and let final decisions rest with him. (Ephesians 5:22-24) Proverbs 18:22 tells us, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” Do these 25 things consistently, and your husband will never have trouble believing that fact. UPDATE: After posting the above suggestions for wives, I received many requests for a similar guide for husbands. You can now find just such a list posted on my husband’s blog: 25 Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her. Read it and let him know what you think.
25 ways you can communicate respect to your spouse without uttering a word. Good advice for the future.
25 Ways to Communicate Respect.. good tips for wives with related Bible verses. VERY, VERY good advice to help make a happy marriage.
Lewis has such an incredible way of stating truth. You bless others not by putting yourself down but focusing outside yourself. What a mind and writing God gave us.
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CS Lewis, I definitely need to remember this more.
A quote by C. S. Lewis. If only we thought of others more.
C.S. Lewis said some amazing things
Humility. So True... A Great CS Lewis Quote.
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C. S. Lewis. Quote to live by.
Father's Day Crafts
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Dad gift idea.
Fathers Day Crafts Fathers Day Crafts. Garden or path stepping stone
Dad Rocks! Simple father's day craft #fathersday
Right, but does Dad like bad puns? #Fathersday #danceitlive, #janndavis.
This is an acceptable fathers day gift at the age of 25, right!!!
My Dad rocks, paper weight
Main feature of his works is not simply the creation of miniatures in bottles, but rather using of miniature bottles. Wow. Would this be a great "small way" to bless your spouse or what?
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Tiny bottle art. Great gift idea! On a necklace!
Mini bottle art.
miniature bottle art
Tiny Worlds in Tiny Bottles by Akinobu Izumi, a Japanese artist. These things are AMAZING. I seriously want one to stick a chain through and wear as a necklace. (there's an Etsy shop too. 25 bucks mom!) http://www.etsy.com/people/tinyworldinabottle
Miniature park scene, papercut, I think
Part of "genuine commitment" (the 5th element of the Blessing) is learned through taking responsibility - Great ideas for little ones!
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15 Chore Ideas for 4 Year olds- starting a chore chart. Think I'll start with these.
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15 Chore Ideas for 4 Year olds and also a link to toddler chores as well
15 Chore Ideas for 4-Year-Olds also has links to chore lists for toddlers and 7 year olds
Even the little ones can help with chores... yeah!
helpful tips on tantrums - Most are behavior mod but still really good during the tantrum "crisis" time - I'd add two. Look for the "need behind the deed." They're crying at 10pm at Walmart... maybe they're tired? And PRAY for your child each night. Your patience level to love and Bless them can really help at tantrum time
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Niki's Psychologie...: Εναλλακτικές της τιμωρίας λύσεις
toddler discipline... Keep It Positive. Save 'No!' for situations when safety is involved, but when his behavior isn't dangerous, phrase your command in positive words: instead of saying "No! Don't take your shoes off in the car!" try: "Leave them on until we get home, and then you can run around without them."
10 tips to handle a toddler tantrum
21 creative consequences . . . these are fantastic! I particularly like the "Take the door off the hinges" suggestion!
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21 creative consequences . . . all I can say is that I'm glad my Mom wasn't on Pinterest when I was a child! some of these are really clever ideas. #parenting tips #parenting-tips #discipline tips #discipline-tips #behavior-consequence #behavior consequence
21 creative consequences . . . some of these are really clever ideas.. a few of these are good ideas.
21 creative consequences for kids - discipline ideas
21 Creative Consequences for kids. What great ideas! Some actual good ideas!
This isn't necessarily fun, but I love creative ideas. 21 creative consequences . . . all I can say is that I'm glad my Mom wasn't on Pinterest when I was a child! some of these are really clever ideas
21 creative parenting ideas for consequences-LOVE some of these!
americana - We are blessed to be in a country that gives us the freedoms we have to love Him and our family!
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decorating your house for a 4th of july party entertaining: patriotic american flags in foyer, rustic red white and blue!
Love the bench for all the time. Love the flags for holiday decoration.
Someday when I have a mud room... A cool wall collage comprised of framed American flags
God Bless the USA!
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Patriotic Wall of Framed American Flags. This will be in my house.
Adorable - You'd have to be married to an artist, but wow. Makes the snow angels my wife and I have done look... shabby. Great idea.
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Suuuuchh a cute idea.. would be phenomenal for engagement pics... Just draw whatever scenes are most meaningful for you as a couple.
Great engagement photo idea for friends! I am also thinking Christmas cards...
Super cute idea. Just need Chalk and a sunny day! I would love to find a couple that wants to do a photo shoot like this for engagement pictures. <3
More sidewalk chalk picture fun.
Use hair spray and glitter to make tooth fairy money. Cool article on "I lost a tooth" traditions. A special event for a child where we can also build in the Blessing -- valuing that lost tooth and prayer for a special future!
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use hair spray and glitter to make tooth fairy money. need to remember this for the future. Great website for tooth fairy ideas!!!!
use hair spray and glitter to make tooth fairy money. need to remember this for the future. Sucha cute idea
Glitter Sprayed Tooth Fairy Money (must remember this). cute idea.
Yes, uh huh... when we weren't scared to eat raw eggs in the batter. I remember those days -- like the time I did chocolate face painting with the girls. Great baking memories
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Remember licking the beaters. :) Cake mix with raw eggs in it.....what was mom thinking! lol
Oh! I remember this. Ate tons of cake, cookie, brownie batter growing up before it was bad to eat raw eggs. How did we ever survive!?!
This back when we weren't scared to eat raw eggs in the batter. I remember loving to be able to do it, but no one knew we were not supposed to eat raw eggs. My dad used to make homemade egg nog with raw eggs too. It was great, one of my fond childhood memories.
Remember licking the cake batter from the large mixing bowl? And we lived to tell it! ..... Oh my gosh, how did you find that picture. Yeah .i remember the icing turning red after my hand got caught in the beaters.... When they were still turning!
Dog Rules - Man does this reflect our family rules for dogs! I do think the Lord pictures our need for unconditional acceptance and "blessing" in those pesky pets He gives us
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Dog rules that are so true!
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10 Dog Rules In The House. This is so my doggies
Oh my....we are first time dog owners and while we assumed this dog from the start would be an in-home dog with no issue, we are currently at Dog Rule #3. Will be funny to see how we make our way through the list of rules! :) haha! #funny #dog #quote #truth
10 Dog Rules in the House. Rules to live by. Lol
Dog Rules. =P This reminds me of my husband before he "agreed" to have pets in the house. ha ha
Teaching kids about money - OK, the government may struggle with budgeting on a national level - but a really good guide for Blessing kids by teaching them age appropriate money tips -- Just add "tithing" and it hits most bases!
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Money smarts for kids. This site help guide parents and educators on what age groups should know at their age.
Money smart kids. This site help guide parents and educators on what age groups should know at their age.
This site help guide parents and educators on how to teach kids to be money smart / moneyasyougrow.org
Every child needs to grow up money-smart. This site help guide parents and educators on what age groups should know at their age. It is really neat and outlines milestones of smart money management concepts. Has activities for each too.
Amazing website and acitivity ideas for teaching money! Every child needs to grow up money-smart. This site help guide parents and educators on what age groups should know at their age.
Temporary tattoos for kids...when you are on vacation, or amusement park. Provides ID/contact info if lost. I know - I know - tattoo your kid? But it's temporary. It's a way to express "high value" for a kid - Forearm best???
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Kid Temporary Tattoos. For trips to theme parks and such. Such a good idea.... Not JUST for kids!!
Fabulous idea for kids Temporary tattoos - for vacations, amusement parks, family outings, school field trips, shopping, and any other situation where a child may accidentally stray from you. #kids
Bachelorette Party Temporary Tattoos! LOL I love this!!! Would be a good idea for your kids when you are at an amusement park or something like that!
Who says this should just be for kids??? Temporary tattoos for kids...when you are on vacation, or amusement park. Provides ID/contact info if lost. What a good idea! You could also use this on that drunk friend or u could put allergies on it for kids.
drive in movie night - OK, I'm sharing this with our StrongFamilies class as a GREAT summer idea! I'm even old enough to remember "real" Drive In's!
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drive in movie night - Future birthday party idea
drive in movie night! Cute idea for in class movie parties
A Drive-In Movie Night- parents run a concession stand, kids decorate boxes to look like cars, put a pillow in and you have a comfy seat for watching a movie. Great birthday party idea
Great article on the Problem of Entitlement- You "bless" kids when you add discipline and responsibility to their lives! Great blog and article
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My kids are going to know what the word "work" means. And LOVE it.
Good article on teaching kids to work
Once upon a time it was normal for kids to say, “please” and “thank you”, and they were conscious that they were contributors to the welfare of others. They now generally say, “I deserve what I want, when I want it, without earning it, and I’m bitter if I don’t get it”.
Great article on the Problem of Entitlement - SUMMER PROJECT: Chore chart... work harder to build a family that WORKS together!!
Great article on the Problem of Entitlement. My favorite line- "Get to work inviting your kids to JOIN you." So true. Entitlement cannot grow in a family that labors TOGETHER. Allow your children to see you work alongside them.
Great article on the Problem of Entitlement...Noah believes every problem in the USA stems from the concept of Entitlement. Hopefully this concept will help us raise kids who don't feel a sense of entitlement.
awwww - Why didn't we think of this!
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Photograph your little girl in your wedding dress so that you can display at her wedding- Cute idea for those with a daughter b4 marriage.
Photograph your little girl in your wedding dress so that you can display at her wedding- so sweet for future baby girl Rentschler (if she exists haha).
Cute Photo Idea - Photograph your little girl in your wedding dress to show at her wedding. Super cute idea!!
Such a cute idea!!!!! photograph daughter in your wedding dress. great idea, so sweet.
Year you met, year you were married. Love this. - Wow! Great idea!