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{Week 10} Ministry of Motherhood Chapters 15 & 16 Commentary

Today we are finishing week 10 and the Gift of Training. Only 2 more weeks left in our summer book club! I can’t believe how fast it has flown by! I pray you are enjoying it and learning as much as I am!

In today’s video Courtney and I discuss the importance of taking advantage of requests to pray with our children as well as seeing life’s tribulations as teaching opportunities to help our children in the midst of them learn to lean on Jesus and the wisdom He gives.

This week I have included a few more spiritual training resources that have been recommended to me to help assist and guide us as we point our children to Jesus. Please note all these resources are listed in addition to the ultimate 1st resource which is God’s Word.

Books

Please feel free to add to our list by commenting on our post today! We always love hearing from you!

On Monday we will start our last gift, the Gift of Service!

Also just a reminder about our giveaway this week, if you haven’t done so already make sure and enter to win the book Our 24 Family Ways written by Clay Clarkson! It’s a must have for every family!

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

{Week 10} Ministry of Motherhood Book Club: Ch 15 & 16

Today Sally finishes her excellent discussion on the Gift of Training, I hope you all take the time to listen to her words of wisdom. In this video Sally mentions a book her husband, Clay Clarkson, wrote entitled Our 24 Family Ways. Today I’d like to offer one copy of this family devotional to our Good Morning Girls readers!

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or twitter (Angela: @LoveGodGreatly) (Courtney: @WomenLivingWell).

For an extra entry: blog, tweet or Facebook the link to this post and mention what being apart of Good Morning Girls has meant to you.

The winner will be randomly chosen Friday. Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! The giveaway is now closed.


This week read:

Chapters 15 & 16 in the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

This week download:

Week 10 S.O.A.P. Print-Out

Previous Ministry of Motherhood blog posts:

Week 2: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Sally’s Greeting

Week 2 Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Intro- Courtney & Angela

Week 3: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Grace Part 1- Sally

Week 3: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 1 & 2- Courtney

Week 4: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Grace Part 2- Sally

Week 4: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 3 & 4- Courtney & Angela

Week 5: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Inspiration Part 1- Sally

Week 5: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 5 & 6- Courtney & Angela

Week 6: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Inspiration Part 2- Sally

Week 6: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 7 & 8- Angela

Week 7: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Faith Part 1-Sally

Week 7: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 9 & 10- Courtney

Week 8: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Faith Part 2- Sally

Week 8: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 11 & 12- Angela & Courtney

Week 9: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Training Part 1- Sally

Week 9: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 13 & 14- Angela & Courtney

Note: If you do not have a Good Morning Girls group and would like to participate, feel free to join Courtney and I everyday on Facebook (Good Morning Girls) or on Twitter (Courtney @WomenLivingWell) and (Angela @LoveGodGreatly). You can also participate by commenting on our blogs posts and joining the discussion.

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

{Week 9} Ministry of Motherhood Chapters 13 & 14 Commentary

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)

1. Doorposts

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!)

4. Answers In Genesis

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!

Women In the Word Wednesday Link-Up Party

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This week in the Ministry of Motherhood Book Club we are reading about the Gift of Training. There are so many areas we can focus on and discuss but today I’d like to share with you one way I am starting to train my daughters to be in God’s Word .

I know there are tons of children’s bibles out there to choose from, but for my girls who are 5 and 4, they really love The One Year Devotions for Preschoolers. As a mom, I really like it because each day there is a bible verse to read, an application story and a prayer. The layout of each day’s devotion helps my daughters learn God’s Word, the story helps them learn to apply God’s Word to situations they may encounter at their age and the prayer helps them to learn how to pray God’s Word back to Him.

For my oldest daughter, she draws a picture to illustrate the bible verse and story that was read. This year since she is 5, she also writes out the accompanying verse to go along with her illustration. Just one more way to help her interact with God’s Word and get His Words into her mind and heart.

For my youngest daughter, who just turned 4 this month, I have her draw a picture of what the bible verse and story meant to her.

You may be wondering when I have time to do this with my children. Well, I’m no supermom that’s for sure. This may not work for everyone but for right now in my life this is what works best for us. Before I was pregnant I always tried to get up before my children to have my own personal quiet times, but now with being pregnant and still staying up late to get blog posts written, videos edited, bible studies ready, cleaning the house, doing laundry…….well you all know the list……it’s just not healthy for me to get up before them and have that little of sleep. Soooooo each morning I get up with my girls (after some time of snuggling of course), they then have a choice to either play in their playroom, draw and color or watch a cartoon. During that time I have my quiet time…and yes some mornings I am interrupted many times to answer questions, intervene in an argument….but it’s okay because my girls are also seeing that it’s important to their mommy to spend time in God’s Word and in prayer. After my quiet time I normally post the verse of the day on our Facebook page and then head into the kitchen to make breakfast. After I have eaten and they are finishing up, I will read the day’s devotion to them and discuss the verse and story. Once they are finished with their breakfast, they will then draw a picture to illustrate what they learned that morning while I either clean up from breakfast or sit and discuss the verse further, answering any questions they may have.

I’m sure as our lives continue to change, this morning routine will have to be adjusted as well, but for now if you would peak into our house in the morning this is what you would see….hopefully! As you all know, some mornings run a little smoother than others.:)

A prayer by Sally Clarkson

“Give our children a love for your Word so they may always look to the Bible to give them light for their paths.”- Sally Clarkson, pg 155

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Every Wednesday we will have a link-up. If you are a blogger we invite you to link-up any blog posts that you have written about your quiet time that week. We ask that you put our button in the post or on your sidebar so we can find each other.

Love God Greatly!

Angela

{Week 9} Ministry of Motherhood Book Club: Ch 13 & 14

Happy Monday to you! Today we are starting week 9 and starting a new gift……the Gift of Training. This week we will be reading chapters 13 & 14. I don’t know about you, but I sure feel like I have a lot to learn in this area. For those of you moms who have older children or have children already grown…..I’d love to hear your advice this week!  Make sure and take the time to watch Sally’s video today….she shares some great examples!

This week a few questions to think about and share with your Good Morning Girls group and on our blog:

1. What resources are you using to help guide you as you train your children?

2. What are some techniques you use to train your children? What areas do you focus on?

This week read:

Chapters 13 & 14 in the Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson

This week download:

Week 9 S.O.A.P. Print-Out

Previous Ministry of Motherhood blog posts:

Week 2: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Sally’s Greeting

Week 2 Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Intro- Courtney & Angela

Week 3: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Grace Part 1- Sally

Week 3: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 1 & 2- Courtney

Week 4: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Grace Part 2- Sally

Week 4: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 3 & 4- Courtney & Angela

Week 5: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Inspiration Part 1- Sally

Week 5: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 5 & 6- Courtney & Angela

Week 6: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Inspiration Part 2- Sally

Week 6: Ministry of Motherhood Commentary Chapters 7 & 8- Angela

Week 7: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Faith Part 1-Sally

Week 7: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 9 & 10- Courtney

Week 8: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Faith Part 2- Sally

Week 8: Ministry of Motherhood Book Club- Chapters 11 & 12- Angela & Courtney

Note: If you do not have a Good Morning Girls group and would like to participate, feel free to join Courtney and I everyday on Facebook (Good Morning Girls) or on Twitter (Courtney @WomenLivingWell) and (Angela @LoveGodGreatly). You can also participate by commenting on our blogs posts and joining the discussion.

Until next time…

Love God Greatly!

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