This week we read the first two chapters (Ch 13 & 14) concerning the Gift of Training. In our video today, Courtney and I both share personal stories pertaining to those two chapters. Courtney discusses the need for Christian parenting vs. parenting that is focused on our children being socially acceptable. I LOVED what she had to say! One question to think about as you watch her portion is “Is my parenting focused on making my children ‘Good’ or is it focused on making my children more like Jesus?”
This week in our video I discuss a time when I was really hurt verbally and emotionally and how I had to choose to forgive and to train my mind not to replay the offense over and over again. Learning to take all our thoughts captive instead of allowing them free reign to continue to hurt us again and again is so important on our road to recovery and forgiveness. I loved what Sally said on page 153: “you can’t keep some bad thoughts from coming to your mind, but you can keep them from staying there.”
On Monday I asked “What some of your favorite training resources?” on our Facebook page. I was surprised and delighted with everyone’s response. Today I’d like to take the time and share some of those resources with you. Make sure to take a look at our Facebook page to see all the recommendations! Please note that these resources are listed in addition to the ultimate 1st resource….God’s Word.
(Listed in no particular order)
2. Seeds Family Worship- (I have two of their CDs that I play in the car with my girls and LOVE them!)
3. The Jesus Storybook Bible- (I read this to my girls every night and absolutely love how the stories all point back to Jesus!)
5. Our 24 Family Ways- written by Clay Clarkson (Sally’s husband)
Please feel free to add to our list by commenting on our post today! We always love hearing from you!
On Monday we will have part 2 of Sally’s Gift of Training video! Can’t wait to share it with you!
Until next time…
Love God Greatly!