The word nurture is from the Greek word paideia which carries with it the meaning of training through disciplinary correction and chastening. Admonition is from the word nouthesia which has a meaning of warning, calling attention to, or rebuke.
Come and Gather: Family Time with God
Introducing Come and Gather: Family Time with God, or what we lovingly refer to as Gather.
Gather is a lovely, 35-page, daily devotional centered around families enjoying time together with God and each other.
This 27-day devotional is divided into 3 parts:
Part One: Days 1-5, is written specifically with husbands and wives in mind. In this part of Gather, husbands and wives will explore 5 Signs of a Functional Family.
Part Two: Days 6-20, is written with the whole family in mind. It's A Walk Through God’s Word. From Genesis to Revelation we will discuss subjects like God's mercy and protection, being humble, dealing with difficulties, having a teachable spirit, dependence on God, and much more.
Part Three: Days 21-27, is a Men of God Character Study. We'll learn character traits that every Christin should strive to demonstrate in their life straight from characters in God's Word.
At the end of Gather, you'll find a place for your family to record specific prayer requests. I love being specific with my prayer request and seeing God answer in specific ways. Recording the answers, as well as the requests, is a great way to help your children see God working in your lives.
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What parts of teaching and training do you find most challenging?
9/17/2019 10:14:05 am
The Deuteronomy 6 parenting model is challenging and it requires a daily showing up with all our faults and impatience, and yet day by day is the only way we can live our faith journey, and it's the only way our kids will live it, too.
9/17/2019 10:22:42 am
Michele, can you and I agree that we are glad we're not raising kiddos in this new social media generation. I honestly don't know how mamas do that! LOTS of teachable moments!!!
9/17/2019 10:50:10 am
Thank you for this! It's so vital to keep that balance.
9/17/2019 11:14:53 am
Yes, Barbara, balance in just about everything is important, especially when rearing children! :)
9/18/2019 04:22:15 pm
These days, with two teenage daughters, parenting is like an ongoing conversation. Nurture and admonition are still important, obviously, but the challenge for me is to listen more than I talk!
9/19/2019 07:47:25 am
You're right Lois, parenting IS an ongoing conversation. <— That's a great way to put it! And listening, with teens, is key! Great points! I love teens!!!
9/18/2019 06:29:38 pm
Enjoying this series! laurensparks.net
9/19/2019 07:47:55 am
9/18/2019 09:05:08 pm
Teaching and training are sacred responsibilities. While I no longer have kids at home, that responsibility as their mother still remains, just in different forms now. :)
9/19/2019 07:50:33 am
It is different now, Lisa. Different in a good way! I love the relationship I have with my adult kiddos!!! That relationship, I believe, was born through consistency in the teaching and training that was part of our home during their formative years.
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