Friday, June 20, 2014

That Mighty Question

This is the thought that should be uppermost 

on your mind in all you do for your children. 

In every step you take about them, 

in every plan,

 and scheme,

 and arrangement that concerns them, 

do not leave out that mighty question, 

"How will this affect their souls?”

 --J.C.Ryle, The Duties of Parents

(HT to Bambi!)


Unknown said...

Thanks June for this reminder. Its easy to get sidetracked with accomplishments that are so earthly. I love your posts.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we want to help the world, which is a good and noble thing, but NOT before we have our homes in a loving order. I know, I didn't do this in my younger days, and wish I had. My kids were loved, beyond measure, but a true, complete love would have kept my house a little more uncluttered. There is a feeling of chaos which affects them, in an "uncontrolled" home. Thank you for your wonderful reminder to remember priorities, our children, and our home. Husbands are more calm in a "controlled" environment, which will make them better Dad's.

Renee said...

We have a coined a phrase for our family in recent weeks - to "Focus on the Forever Things." This is very fitting for our "new" way of thinking....

Laura Lane said...

You are so right.


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