Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW: Teach Your Children Well




Here is what is on my work table.
I am still preparing for the art fair.

I am attaching cords to the back of the canvases 
so it can be hung.

"Teach them to your children and your children's children." 
Deuteronomy 4:9



There are things I remind my son Josh about, and because I've said them again and again, his response is a plaintive, "Mom! I've heard that before!" 

"Don't date until you're ready to get married!" I've drummed this into his brain since he was young. "Pray everyday and read the Bible." I've taught my son what I believe is best for him. Would God our Father do any less? 

In the 4th chapter of Deuteronomy, Moses tells his people to listen and observe the statutes and decrees God gave them, His chosen people. It is for their own good, just as it is for ours. His law is easily summarized into the Ten Commandments and the Shema, the Jews' daily declaration of faith to one God. Just as we want to teach our children what is good for them, so God wants to teach us how to live in good order, wisely and faithfully. 

There is a story of an old miner who lived like a hermit in the Colorado Mountains. When he died, his relatives came and took his meager belongings, an old cooking pot, and some rusty mining equipment. Before they left, his old friend came walking up and asked if he could have what was left. They answered, "Sure! We got everything we want." The friend then went in, moved the table, and lifted one of the floorboards. There was his friend's hoard of gold worth millions. Only a true friend would know your worth! We need to be God's friend to know how valuable His Word is! 

Lord, thank You for the gift of Your Word. I know Your Word, Your promises, are worth more than gold or silver, or bitcoins, or all the wealth this world has! 





Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:

Blessings!
Patsy  

10 comments:

  1. looks like your art fair prep is going well! Helen #2

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  2. Morning Patsy. Hope the fair goes well. It's Mothering Sunday here this week, and I was reflecting on that the other day - how privileged we are to be able to teach our children and our children's children the wondrous works of God!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #6

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  3. Happy WOYWW. That canvas looks amazing. For me, like so many women who have not been blessed with children, this time of year in the UK is quite difficult and sad. It does get a bit easier as I get older, but I will be glad when we move into April and the constant reminders of motherhood have gone. Ali x #10

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  4. Like Ali I am not looking forward to Mothering Sunday this year as my son died in November. I tried to teach them to grown up by the 10 commandments but must admit didn't always succeed.

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  5. Good luck at the fair hope it goes well. Your bible page painting is as beautiful as ever
    Lynn 11 x

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  6. Good luck with the Fair prep,

    Happy WOYWDW Lilian B #15

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  7. I love coming to your place. Here's always something refreshing and inspiring. Thank you for your ministry. Blessings to you and yours!

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  8. Hope the fair goes well. Your canvas looks beautiful. Elizabeth x #30

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  9. Beautiful illustration Patsy, we kept it simple and taught our boys to respect themselves and others, it seems to have worked... Dx @43

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  10. Great post... teaching our children is really a line upon line, precept upon precept matter. Not dating until married is such a good idea! :)

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy