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Provers 16:20-22
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.   21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.  22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.

Recently, a friend of mine pointed me towards two blogs done by the same person, both worth investigating…

1)  Bringing Up Daniels ~ which deals mainly with parenting children

"Bringing up Daniels in Babylon is one way of protesting against the lie of this age which says that the best we can do is give a kid time-out and hope that he won’t be a criminal someday. Bologna and Garbage! Desperate times call for desperate goals like "I want my sons and daughters to be Daniels." Why should we aim at dirt and hit it every time? I’ve aimed the arrow of my children strait at the character of God and I intend to go down fighting their sin natures all the way until that day I give them over to the sanctification process designed by God which we call marriage, or the mission field, or the blows of life that come from the merciful hand of God. This is where people start saying, "You can’t control their hearts, God does the work….etc." I believe I stand on fairly good authority to direct you to the heart of God on this matter of raising children…and that it is likened to aiming arrows at a target with purpose and tenacity. "What can be done? Kids will be kids, this is a stage their going through." Are all ways of saying "I give up!" Maybe you don’t know there is more to child rearing than what you hear on Oprah or some so-called Christian radio programs. God wants to show you, but you can’t find your information from people who are opposed to what He has revealed to us in His Word. And those of you who have known what the Bible teaches about parenting but have let yourself get lazy……join me in the repentance club. (We meet with God at random times throughout the day.)"

2)  Sister Got Slapped ~ a place of spiritual challenge for women

"I have been blessed to be surrounded by women who love to learn, who love to grow, and want to be like Christ. Many of these women have challenged me in areas of my spiritual short-comings. I am often hearing requests for Bible studies from those who love accountability and want spiritual stimulation from others.   This, combined with a need for a place to post our Summer Bible Study notes on the book of Ruth, is why I have created "Sister Got Slapped." Every godly woman knows that she must, from time to time, slap her friends, and be slapped by her true friends. The one necessary component in building each other up, in this business of slapping, is the Word of God."

Author: John Pleasnick

John serves as a pastor and elder at Faith Bible Church

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