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Training Up My Child Dedicated to God

I had a wonderful prayer and Bible study this morning and my attention was directed to two verses that really came alive more than ever than in times past.  I wanted to share: The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ~Proverbs 29:15 In all the years I've read Proverbs, somehow I don't remember this verse.  I was just flipping through Proverbs and this verse stuck out to me, mainly the ending where it talked of a child "left to himself."  I suppose you could see the obvious meaning that left to himself means a child who is undisciplined but could there be a deeper meaning here? A child left to himself can get in a lot of danger, trouble and harm, which in turn brings shame on the mother.  It's inevitable that what our children do, no matter how old they may be, if they are still under our responsibility, it will cause shame to us as mothers .  A mother's responsibility is great!  Notice it didn't say


I've been doing a lot of smoothies this past week because they are not only fast and help me get a well-rounded meal in, but they are also something I can 'eat' while I feed the baby.  I found a recipe on Martha Stewart's website that uses dry oats (I had on idea you could do that!) and I loved it but I've altered it some and then also sharing 2 more of my smoothie concoctions lately: Oatmeal Raspberry Banana Smoothie - 1 cup ice - 1/2 cup frozen raspberries - 1 banana - 1/2 cup yogurt - 1/2 cup oats - 1 cup coconut water Peanut Butter Banana Oat-Milk Smoothie - 1 cup ice - 1 banana - 1 or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter - 1/2 cup yogurt - 1 cup oat milk Strawberry Banana/Orange Smoothie - 1 cup ice - 1/2 cup frozen strawberries - 1 banana - 1/2 cup yogurt - 1 cup orange juice Optional: I use vanilla bean yogurt and then throw in a tablespoon of chia seeds or flax seeds with these shakes.

Too Busy for God

With the new baby here and all the busyness that that brings, I have somehow, over the past few weeks, grown away from God.  It isn't that I'm sinning outright, it is that I let the busyness become sin because it has taken place of God in my life.  Some days I would do good and pray (though not as intense as I used to) and read my Bible (though hurrying to get through and check it off), but most days I didn't do either - unless you count the throughout-the-day-prayers of "God, help this" or "God heal that" etc.  Somehow, over the past few weeks I grew numb, spiritually.  That is the best that I can describe it - numb.  I don't feel hardly anything at church through the singing and preaching or even the altar call.  I've sat there the past few services and kept asking God, "What is wrong with me!?" It isn't ok to count God as some worthless use of our time by putting him last!  It isn't ok to do all these "good" thing