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Be the parent you need to be to your children

Published 9:51am Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One of the greatest responsibilities we have as parents is to be the parent to our children that we need to be. In Proverbs, 3: 1-4 we find a father’s instruction that Solomon gave to his son, Rehoboam. My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments. 2) For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3) Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart. 4) So shall thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. As parents what every child needs: 1) every child needs a teacher–parents who teach the truth; 2) every child needs a cheerleader–parents who encourage wisdom; 3) every child needs a coach–parents who train in right living. When it comes to our children, we have just one shot at teaching then about what’s right, what’s wrong, what’s good and what’s bad. We as parents need to seek God’s wisdom in raising our children and instill in them how extremely valuable wisdom is.

Happy anniversary wishes go out this week to Brian and Amanda Collins and Charles and Evelene Teague on Aug. 9 and Jonathan and Telia McKelvy and David and Ramona Dean on Aug. 10.

Happy birthday wishes to Aubrei Parker and Billy T. Shadden on Aug. 7, Kenneth Robbins on Aug. 8, Gary Chandler and Hayden Coleman on Aug. 9, Jonathan Dove and Callen Bloodworth on Aug. 10, Autumn Lewis, Justin Davis, Gerald Dugger, Susan Moral, Rodney Alexander and Kailey Carpenter on Aug. 11, Zachary Smith, Trent Sutton, Michael Townsend, Garrett Cobbs, Doug Keel and Savannah Miller on Aug. 12, Latisha Hines, Anna Patterson and Katie Sharp on Aug. 13.

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