Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mom Heart Conference - Part 3

*Heart-shaping with Truth-Infused Influence
Influence is exercise in patience and patience begins with the fear of the Lord.
Proverbs 24:3-4 " By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."

Teach your children right is always right even there's no one doing it.; and wrong is always wrong even if everyone is doing it.

Baby year give up personal rights and serving the small ones, which requires all our time and energy

- Childhood years - patience with energy, silliness and not yet maturedness. We need focus and love

- Teen years - patience with questions, doubts, growing up, and challenges. Remember we need grace and teenagers also need grace.

- Young adult years - patience with choices, values, relationship, and life.
Our discipleship will go on until we meet Jesus face to face. help your children develop world view through daily parenting.


*Heart-shaping with Love-Infused Culture
Family culture is relationships, habits, traditions, beliefs, values, memories, images, and artifacts that create a sense of belonging. Let's be intentional and wise in creating our family culture. In the absent of family culture, children will look to be filled somewhere elseWhat would your children say is your family culture? 

Some Practical Ideas:
1. Read books, sing, dance with your child.
2. Establish family traditions and habits that your children will love. For instance, sharing time during dinner, family night, etc... be creative!
3. Minimize media and maximize opportunities for conversation
4. Have family worship and devotion. Teach them how to have a quiet time since they are young but we ourselves got to be on our knee and in the Word.
 
Let your house be fun filling, full of laughter, joy, singing, and dancing.
During our stay in the weekend, not only I was encouraged spiritually but I got to enjoy the fellowship with other loving moms; sleeping and eating peacefully. 

Having to experience the delightful ambiance, I am inspired to infused beauty, peace, and joy in our home too. Noticed I didn't write neat or clean because these days it's almost impossible to keep our home sparkling clean and tidy. 
I can however, change my perspective and attitude. For instance be joyful in serving my family, stop worrying about my To Do list, choosing to say kind words that build up others, taking time to look at their eyes, smile, read, sing, dance, and play with my loved ones and so on.


"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

-to be continued: Mom Heart Conference - Part 4

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