Teach your children to read

Who has taught their children to read?
It is a worthwhile thing to do;
There’s a message on the wall;
And there for all to read;
A message straight and clear;
But as I so well know,
Some will read, many will not;
Truth is, not all can read;
Many are those who can’t read;
So, no matter what is written,
Such will hardly know what’s there;
Until someone tells them what it is.
That shows what a good thing
It is to know how to read;
You will read all you like;
Teach your children how to read;
They will need that all their lives.
They can’t make it otherwise;
So you teach your children how to read;
And increase their chances to succeed.

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A father’s Father’s Day

Messages, messages!
They keep pouring in;
Making me more and more confused;
For sure,
It is Father’s Day;
And I am a father,
But hardly did I know
What my eyes see;
I never expected a down pour;
You know what I mean;
Truly, I never did;
Didn’t know anyone cared;
Are you a father?
And does anyone care;
That you are a father?
I am highly impressed;
And deeply.touched;
To see someone cares;
No one but many people care;
Care is the word;
It’s so profound;
I know what their bosom has;
What my progeny has in their hearts;
Such tender words
That touch my heart;
Yes, we do the best we can;
But are we always understood?
Thank God when you are;
Yes, I am happy;
Thank you for making my day;
A happy father, indeed.
That’s my Father’s Day.
A fathers Father’s Day.

Our Teen’s Unique Needs for Love

Guest Post from Carol Evenson

Our Teen’s Unique Needs for Love

Teenagers require a unique form of love from their families and their friends. Their needs in many instances can present challenges for many parents.

Sometimes it seems that their children rely on them one day, but then they want nothing to do with them the following day.

Teens need a parents’ love, even though it may seem that they reject love when it’s given to them freely. They want your attention, but troubled teens often do not make good decisions when trying to do so. So what is it that they really want?

Teenagers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood and their own feelings are often jumbled and messy. What they need might not be clear to them, but it’s clear to you.

Teens Require Love That Allows them to Make Mistakes.

Your teen needs you to let them makes mistakes. It is never easy to sit back and watch your teen make mistakes.

As his or her parent your immediate reaction is to jump in and solve their problems for them so they avoid hurt and upset.

Your teen always needs to know you’re there for him or her when challenges happen, but they need to learn for themselves.

You are showing your love for your teen by allowing him or her to experience something that teaches life skills they can put to use throughout life. Although it may seem difficult as a parent, teenagers will learn and grow from the mistakes they make and their challenging experiences.

Teens Need Love Through Parenting Rather Than Friendship.

If there is one thing that people need to be careful of with their kids, it’s their own desire to be a child’s best friend.

There is a proper time for this. Your child will eventually become your best friend when they grow into an adult, but being only a best friend while forgetting to be a parent when they are children can pose problems.

They need guiding mentors and loving role models to teach them important lessons and principles.

Although this will cause you to implement more discipline, they will still need to feel your love for them.

Teens Need You to Recognize Their Abilities.

Some kids are exceptional athletes, and some kids are studious and book smart. Others are creative minds who are neither particularly athletic or interested in education, but their creative abilities are off the charts.

Your teen needs you to recognize his or her natural abilities rather than attempting to force him or her to be good at something they’re not or something they simply don’t enjoy.

Your recognition of natural abilities is a bold statement to your teen that you’re proud of who they are as a person. That’s the kind of love, support, and praise they need.

Teens Need Actions On Top of Words.

You can tell your teen all day long you love him or her, but you can’t say it if you’re not showing it.

If your actions aren’t speaking louder than your words, your child is not getting what he or she needs from you.

Be sure you’re able to back up your love with appropriate action so teens see and feel the truth in your words.

You can say you love them all the time, and you shouldn’t stop there; you should also show it.

This can be as simple as listening intently when they talk, spending quality time with them, and really being there for them whether you’re going through treatment from drug addiction or a divorce, your kids need proof of your love through your actions.

Teens seem so complicated and difficult at times, and they really are. At the end of the day, however, teens are just people who are no longer children but not yet adults who need your love and affection. This is the time in their lives they discover who they are and who they want to be.

It’s their choice, but it’s a more positive choice when they have the love and support of their parents backing them up with every breath.

Let your teens know you love them, but do it in a way they will understand and motivate them to grow.

About the author

The author, Carol Evenson, is an entrepreneur and professional consultant specializing in C-level training and business growth. She currently works with organizations across the globe assisting CEOs with their expansion strategies. Carol also works as a real estate agent when she has the time.

Her twitter handle :

@carolevenson5

Prepare your child for a great future

Can you prepare your child for a great future? Is there anything you can do so that your child becomes a great person in life?

The answer is yes.

I just saw a video of a kid of about five years imitating the cerebration of Mass as a Catholic priest does in the Catholic Church.

It was amazing because he was perfect. The Christians of his community were there and played the part of the congregation as in a real Catholic Mass.

I felt so impressed by the seriousness of all the actors. It reminded me of the first Archbishop of my Archdiocese. As the story goes, when he was a kid, he used to gather his school mates and celebrate Mass just like the kid in the video.

He grew up not only to be a priest but a great priest; in fact an Archbishop.

In educational psychology we learned that the child is the father of the man. This means what we learn as kids determines the type of adults we become.

Wise parents take time to nurture their children and prepare them for success. Many of the delinquent acts we experience in our society are the result of the inability of many parents to nurture their progeny as they should.

Proper child upbringing is very important. Good parenting will produce successful people in society.

What type of parent are you? How are you bringing up your kid or kids? Are you getting them ready for outstanding success? What you want your children to become, you must start preparing them for it in their childhood.

The Evil Insanity of Gender Identity, Part One: Transgenderism and Child Sacrifice [Video]

Transgenderism, children

The recent case of one James Younger has once again brought critical attention to the so-called ‘transgender rights’ movement madness which has gripped society with astonishing speed. Perhaps some of you haven’t heard about James, a 7-year-old boy embroiled existentially against his will in a divorce settlement with some very unusual details.

This case takes place in Dallas, Texas with James’ biological father, Jeffrey Younger who is trying to keep his soon-to-be ex-wife from forcing young James to “transition” to becoming a “girl.” In a Dallas family court, it was ruled by a jury on October 21, 2019, that sole custody of James should go to the wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, which would make her the sole authority over medical decisions for her son.

The following video gives the father’s reaction to that jury verdict.

Fortunately, the judge in the case, Kim Cooks ruled on October 24, that both parents would have joint custody including both having a say in medical decisions. However, there were some other ‘requirements’ of the jury decision placed upon Mr. Younger and it is unclear whether any or all of these have been removed.

Court Mandated Madness

The reason some other legal restrictions may or may not remain in place against Mr. Younger is that Judge Cooks also placed a gag order on all the parties involved so that no information is disclosed to the press until after the proceedings have concluded. However, there are some details of the original jury decision from October 21 which are known.

Buck Sexton, who read the original court order, said during his podcast of October 22, 2019,

The court has enjoined this father, Jeffery Younger, that he is not allowed to dress his son in boys’ clothing… that he’s not allowed to try and convince his son that he is, in fact, a boy and will be a normal boy… not allowed to have the son around anybody…friend or family member who might [do the same]. [He also] has to use female or gender-neutral pronouns in public [and] is not allowed to call him James, he has to call him ‘Luna.’

Transgenderism, insanity“Luna” is the name James’ mother branded him as when she decided that James was indeed a ‘transgender’ person years ago. Dr. Georgulas made this life-changing decision based on a then 3-year-old infatuation with a female Disney character.

The process of ‘transitioning’ would begin with James receiving puberty-blocking drugs as early as 10 years old. These would be followed by administering cross-sex hormones, testosterone for women and estrogen for men.

Little is known about the effects of such a regimen on children. What is known is not good news for the child.

This is far from benign, since taking puberty blockers at age 12 or younger, followed by cross- sex hormones, sterilizes a child.

What studies there are have necessarily focused on the side effects of cross-sex hormones on adults who have ‘transitioned.’ Children’s bodies are less stable than adults, and these and other harmful effects are likely to be magnified greatly with the application of such ‘treatments.’

From studies of adults we know that the risks of cross-sex hormones include, but are not limited to, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, strokes, diabetes, and cancers.

Once the hormone therapies have been applied the next step is surgery. Girls who persist in insisting they are really boys would undergo a double-mastectomy as early as 16 years of age, followed later by altering their female “bottom parts” to appear as male parts.

Boys would wait a year or two longer, by current practices, before having their genitals sliced off and beginning the process of altering the appearance of that area to resemble female genitalia.

These new physical accouterments will not function as they would if that person was naturally male or female. In other words, men ‘transitioning to women’ do not menstruate, even after surgery, regardless of the political correctness of a particular sanitary napkin retailer, or social media outlets’ insistence otherwise.

Transgenderism, child abuseThis is what the child of seven, James Younger, still may have to look forward to in the near future. His hormone ‘treatments’ aren’t supposed to start until he’s about 10, and who knows what may happen in the courts before then.

The Younger case is but one of a multitude of attacks against biological reality by advocates of a fantasy world where delusional nightmares are promoted as normal expressions of family life. Moreover, James Younger is not the only or even the youngest victim of disturbed adults who seemingly look forward to poisoning and mutilating their toddlers and teens.

Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. …“…first began hearing from distraught parents in this situation in 2016 and in 2017, I heard from seven families in as many different states in this situation. In all but one case the child was a 15 year-old girl who never had any sexual identity confusion prior to her parent’s divorce,” Cretella said. “The other case involved 4-year-old triplet boys whose mother desperately wanted a girl. The mother was a psychologist herself and had cross-dressed one of the boys for two years, insisting that it was his idea. In each of the seven cases the guardian ad litems and judges removed the right to medical consent and/or custody from the parent who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones.”

Child Sacrifice to Satisfy Insanity 

There is a very disturbing factor lurking within this increasing trend to subject very young children to a tortuous ‘transitioning’ process. It is the strong tendency, if not 100% fact, that whenever these incidents of pushing the youngsters into transgenderism and likely physical harm, we also see that one or both of the parents are either ‘trans’ themselves or ‘trans-rights’ activists.

These ‘parents’ have the right to their own notions of how they act out their bogus assertions of gender for themselves. They are adults living in a mostly free society, and in America, everyone has the right to their own opinion.

TransgenderismHowever, that right also comes with a bucketload of responsibilities crucial for any free society to exist. Prime among them is the obligation any person has to consider whether or not their exercise of a particular right can damage another person’s individual rights.

It is obvious that the parents have little regard for the physical and psychological damage they are doing to the child when they advocate ‘transitioning’ to the opposite gender. The immediate question is “Why?”

There are three basic answers to that question. One: They don’t know or understand the dangers of ‘transitioning treatment,’ to the child.

That answer would be a bit disingenuous since the methods of such treatment are well-known in the ‘trans rights’ community. Two: The parents are deluded into denial of these hazards and believe they are helping the child.

This response indicates that the parent(s) are mentally disturbed themselves, and unfit to make such serious decisions for their child. Three: They are aware of the dangers yet insist on putting their child at risk believing the ‘benefits’ for the child are worth it.

That possibility is perhaps the most disturbing of all because, in reality, the mental health benefits are basically zero, and the physical damage is truly incalculable. It indicates a personality so desperate for self-affirmation that it demands the child be not simply in agreement with their ‘gender identity’ parent(s), but the child must be biologically transformed to the same physical state as the disturbed adults around him or her.

The child’s health is every area is thus sacrificed for the uses of the ones who should be their protectors. Thus the little boy or girl has their childhood and future destroyed on the altar of transgenderism.

The fruits of this evil insanity are also manifested beyond the individual sacrifice of children. In part two of this series the impact on wider society with the rapid growth of the ‘trans rights’ movement in recent years.

As Jesus Himself notes,

But from the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female’  Mark 10:6 ESV

That is the only ordering of creation that is right and proper and blessed by God. America, yea even the world, attempts to change that fact at our own peril.

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Originally published in TIL Journal

 

Schools issue quarrel

Are you aware
Of this fierce quarrel?
I call it schools issue quarrel;
Whether schools should open, or they should not;
Whether children should go to school
Or stay at home?
Whether children should be learned
Or be illiterate
When they grow up?
An issue best appreciated
in context;
Education, no doubt is good;
But what do we do
When the context is a complicated one?
That is where
I and my people are.
Caught between a wild fire
And the deep sea.
We are in deep trouble;
May God help us!

A Man Called Christian

My windows were wide open, but tears resonating from the house next door  hampered the refreshing molecules. I wondered… what kind of man makes a wife cry? The sobbing was an every night occurrence. He arrived home again and again, in the wee hours. She told me he worked late, but I doubted it.

He opened the door and kissed the kids goodnight while they stood at the mirror, brushing their teeth. Without a kiss for her, he told his wife he was going out back to work in the shop. “It relaxes me after a hard day’s work,” he claimed. She made dinner, so he grabbed the plate of food and headed to his hideout. The pain sharpened as a dagger twisted, once again, by his careless appearance. The back door slammed again and silence.

He locked himself away safely in the shed and pulled out a knife to snap off the top of a bottle buried in the chest. Whittling his world away, he hid his sorrows in the bottom of a longneck bottle. His state of mind included carving the names of his exes in the bottom of his soles so he could save himself from sin. Several hours later, he staggered to bed and slammed the door shut again. So, the screaming begun behind the blinds. It’s a horrible life for a wife to witness and endure, and only God could save the innocent from the terror of his conscience.

What kind of Christian man puts his family on a bus Sunday morning and stumbles to the shed for his own benediction? He opened another bottle for his personal communion. As he stared at the ground, he chuckled at the buried empties; meanwhile, a poor twenty-something mother of three, put on a face and filed into the aisle of a sanctuary. She has no money for the offering plate and seeks only the strength to make it home.

I ask God in heaven for His mercy. My heart is wrenched by a man named Christian who carves his past in the bottom of his boots. His days are numbered… he will soon discover if God doesn’t show His wrath first, then the bottle will. His wife bears a name she hates so much, and her three little ones will have to endure the legacy of their father’s misfortune. Are there prayers in heaven for a man who calls himself Christian? I wonder… 

The day will come when the blood he bled will be no more. Three little children will have to fend for themselves while their mother struggles to support their mere existence. Her sacrifice is to put on an apron and do her best every single day. The kids now sit on the porch and carve their past into the treads of their own little world. I watch and pray God will bless this mess – the man called Christian, now left beneath his unmarked tombstone. A coward at best, he carved his memory into his children, and his reputation branded them for life.

I have changed the names in this story. I ask God, in the name of Jesus, to save this family. God bless the innocent, abused wife who slaves her life away and waits for Christ’s return. She prays for the forgiveness of the hatred boiling inside her for a man she thought she knew named Christian.

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Allow me to ask you Christian women and men, does this resonate in your heart? Or does it familiar? Please use these verses to enlighten your soul and know you are not alone:

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” Colossians 3:19

“A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence” Proverbs 13:2

“Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways.” Proverbs 3:31

“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.” Romans 12:19

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught” Proverbs 3:24-26

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” Isaiah 61:1

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Setting the example

Setting the example

If you set the right example for your children during their formative years,those bonds of love and respect will be unbreakable. And your children will grow into adults,whom you can be proud of.

Are you grateful to your parents ?

Thank you

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