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collection of thoughts, quotes, sayings and pearls of wisdom we've gathered along the way.  As with natural pearls, these gems come from what was originally something foreign to us and along the way the small irritations changed into valuable pearls... pearls of wisdom. These pearls came from the Word of God, from life in our shell and from other's shells of experience.

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he formation of a natural pearl begins when a foreign substance slips into the oyster, sort of like when, as parents we begin to see the need for child training - a new dimension of behaviour, thinking and purpose of our parenting.  Initially, a grain or something foreign slips into the shell, which irritates the mantle.  The oyster's natural reaction is to cover up that irritant to protect itself, or, as parents, we might think if we ignore the problem, the problem will go away. But when we allow the LORD to work in and through us, though the process may be painful sometimes, in the end, or eventually, the process forms a pearl. These pearls increase in value as they are tested and tried.  These then become pearls of wisdom

 

 

I wish I'd known then what I know now."
— an older parent

For better or worse, our children
   are the epistle and legacy of our lives."

—ps

Christian fathers &  mothers must live out the Word of God and must make a strong resolution to teach their children to pray and to rest in God's providential care.  For if they do not, who will be their instructors?  And what will they teach them?"

We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word."
Charles Spurgeon

   
   
   

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
—
Deuteronomy 4.9

 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs  22.6

  Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said
     unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to
fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
Deuteronomy 4.10
 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest
      in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 6.7

 

The fifth commandment:
Honour thy father and thy mother:
that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

Ephesians 6.1-4  "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother;
(which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

Romans 13.1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God:
the powers that be are ordained of God."

Romans 12.1   "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."

Romans 12.10   "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;"
 

 

lesser quotes are ours or are credited.
greater quotes are from the Word
 

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