A La Carte (9.22.16)

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Great articles from around the web!

Give it All, Just Not for Your Kids: “… If you want to give really good, eternally significant gifts to your children, become poor in spirit, take up your cross, walk in freedom from sin, and be willing to do whatever Jesus asks of you in this life. He will undoubtedly ask you to love unselfishly with a long-suffering heart and a desire to do what is best for those in your care. He will ask you to provide for your little flock, nurture their hearts, and give them grace that points to the Redeemer…”

Dad Enough to Sing: Dads, this article is money

Every Woman’s Call to Work: “The everyday lives of Christian women will not all look the same. Yet our hearts will be united more deeply than any exclusive gathering of women who work, or stay at home, or work from home, or any other category, because of our clinging together to Christ.”

Stop Acting Immutable: “When we apply the terms always or never to other people, we speak an untruth. Human beings don’t always or never anything. We just aren’t that consistent. We frequently, we fairly regularly, we often or habitually, but we don’t always or never. As finite and mutable creatures, we cannot lay claim to these terms, either as pejoratives or as praise. They can only truly be spoken of God.”

Seven Principles for Angry Parents Disciplining Angry Children: “How do we discipline exasperating kids without in turn exasperating them unnecessarily?”

Four Questions Parents Should Ask of Extracurricular Activities: “The good news is that God does not leave us alone in these challenging decisions. The Lord promises that “if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5).”

Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go: “…the parents’ intentional moral and religious shaping early on will have a permanent effect on their child for good. …the rest of [Proverbs] makes clear that the power of the youth’s future depends not only on the parents’ guidance but also very much on the choices he or she makes.”

Three Ways to Help Your Kids Say Sorry and Mean It: “As a parent my job, indeed my desire, must surely be to steer my children away from worldly sorrow which is superficial and ultimately powerless, and to seek instead to passionately, persistently point them towards the only power that can transform their hearts and bring about true, godly sorrow—the grace of God that is found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

 

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