“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”
While I am not quite in the category of “older women”, learning the Titus 2 model is something I fervently seek out. The Lord is preparing me, and maturing me in many areas (and will continue to do so throughout my life) that will be of service to the younger women in my life.
- In character
- In gaining a deeper understanding of the Word
- In serving others
- In ministry
With the development in these areas, the Lord is providing me with the tools to teach and encourage younger women. I can start practicing this model now even, within my home with my daughters, with women who are younger than me, offering new wives encouragement and sharing the wisdom I have learned during the time I have been a wife.
Being a mentor does not mean you have to be an “older woman” in order to properly mentor.
You may have gone through a very specific trial, and learned from it. Taking that situation, and sharing with another who may be going through something similar – is mentorship.
Head on over to A Biblical Marriage to read some ways you can become a better Mentor.
I’ve put together a list of some of the favourite things I’ve found across the web. All of theses are either free instant downloads, or free instant print-outs. There are no sign-up-to-receive-this-freebie downloads or printables on this list (at least when this post went live). While this is not an extensive and exhaustively long list, it is an awesome list of resources that I’m sure you and your family will enjoy.
All of these are activities the kids can do while you’re cooking up Thanksgiving dinner, getting ready, or even while you’re picking things up at the end of the night.
Have a great Thanksgiving!!! :o)
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
One of my mom-hopes is to see my children develop a good relationship with the Lord. We enjoy our family Bible time, and my oldest is at an age now where she will read through scriptures on her own and then discuss them with us. I love that! I have been on the lookout for devotionals and studies that she can do on her own, or with me.
When I was given the opportunity to review Jesus Calling – 365 Devotions For Kids, I had a few mixed feelings. I did have some concerns that this could be an empty attempt to get kids to connect with the Lord. Often times I’ve seen kid devotionals leave the Word out all together, and they fail to direct the child to It and to Him.
I have to say, I was SO pleased with how well this devotion was put together. Each day has its own reading, so this devotional can be used year after year. It is written as if Jesus was speaking to your child. I feel that for kids, it is sometimes easier for them to grasp and understand things when they are presented in the first person.
I also love that each day not only begins with a bible verse, but it also ends with a bible verse – taking them back to the Word, to enrich the devotion of that day. Jesus Calling 365 Devotions For Kids is geared towards children of ages 8-12, but I can totally see it working for older kids as well. I know I would have loved this as a teen or young adult even.
this would be a great way to encourage your child to begin having their own quiet time with the Lord.
I can see this being used for morning devotionals over breakfast too.
- 365 day devotion
- Scripture referenced before and after devotion
- Great kid appealing visual design
- Hardbound with imitation leather cover – designed to hold up to daily use
- For girls or boys
- Age recommendation 8-12 (but I think teens could enjoy this too, I wouldn’t recommend younger due to the devotionals being written as if Jesus was speaking to the child. This could cause confusion if a child too young read this on their own, making them possibly think these were the actual words of Jesus. Older kids will clearly understand though.)
I’m excited to announce the Tommy Nelson is offering a copy of Jesus Calling 365 Devotions For kids, to one of my readers. This would make for a wonderful Christmas gift!!
To enter for a chance to win just follow the directions on the widget below. :D
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Everyone here in our home is SO excited to go to the GHC California homeschool convention in 2014! It’s our first, and we are pumped to go!
Great Homeschool Conventions has added THREE new speakers to their lineup.
Michael Medved will be speaking at all three Conventions in 2014 as well as in Texas in 2015!! Michael is a homeschooling advocate, author, historian, and has his own radio show.
For those of you attending the GHC homeschool convention in South Carolina, you will be blessed with radio host Mike Gallagher.
Matt Walsh will be speaking at all three Convention locations in 2014! I am sure you have read his recent post about homeschooling that went viral. If not, head on over and read it HERE.
Through the end of November, GHC is offering a newsletter subscriber freebie. Not only will you be able to keep up with the awesomeness of Great Homeschool Conventions, you will also be able to enjoy a FREE audio download of The First Thanksgiving – Pilgrims, Puritans and the Founding of America by Michael Medved.
I also wanted to let you all know that the Early Bird Discount will be available through the end of November. They will go back up December 1st, so if you are looking to snag tickets at a discounted price, now is the time!!