parenting

Listening, Learning to See, Finding a Voice

“When I was young enough to still spend a long time buttoning my shoes in the morning, I’d listen toward the hall:  Daddy upstairs was shaving in the bathroom and Mother downstairs was frying the bacon.  They would begin whistling back and forth to each other up and down the…

Remembering Childhood

On December 30, 2020, Posted by , In Children, Imagination, parenting, quotes, Tamara's Blog, women, By , With No Comments

“I can remember the feeling of swinging—how hard we would work for those split seconds, flung at furthest extension, just before the inevitable downward and backward pull, when we felt momentarily free of gravity, a little hiccup of suspension when our hands loosened on the chain and our torsos raised…

Being in God’s Presence

On December 29, 2020, Posted by , In Children, Christian living, parenting, quotes, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“…for we are being prepared for the playground of heaven.”

Teach Children to Laugh and Play

“He that plays when he is a child will play when he is a man.” John Wesley

“For the end of imagination is harmony [and] the one who justly estimates the imagination is anxious to develop its operation in the child.”—George MacDonald

“For the end of imagination is harmony.  A right imagination, being the reflex of the creation, will fall in with the divine order of things as the highest form of its own operation; ‘will tune its instrument here at the door’ to the divine harmonies within; will be content alone…

Parenting

On August 9, 2016, Posted by , In parenting, By , With No Comments

We live in a world in which popular culture enjoys many avenues for influencing our children. Television, movies, and the internet not only entertain but also convey a constant array of messages as to what the world considers normal and desirable. Cell phones and social media fuel a network of…