"Sometimes while I'm talking to God, He'll show me something about myself in such a way that I have to laugh at my own humanity and how funny I must look to Him." - Donna

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Devotionals for BUSY Parents: Promise Keeper

A new column's up on The Dabbling Mum.

"I’m amazed at how little weight we give to truth these days. Have you encountered people who consistently break promises? It’s gotten so we expect the politicians and advertisers to lie, but it’s especially exasperating to have someone tell you he will do something, and then not do it. When asked about it, he shrugs and says something like, “I changed my mind” or “Oops. Forgot about that.” His word means nothing.

Are you a promise keeper? Are you a person who keeps your word? Are you teaching your children to be truthful?"

Click here to read Promise Keepers.

Donna J. Shepherd © 2007
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9 comments:

AP said...

You have a wonderful site. I am a new blogger. How do you put things both on the left site and on the right side?
I am a Christian too.
My blog site is: http://charis36.blogspot.com

My ministry website is: one2one.trideja.com

Thanks for your lovely site.
AMS

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, and taking time to comment!

I'd love to help with the format, but my knowledge of HTML is pretty limited. I'm sorry. My daughter has gotten quite a kick out of me while I've learned to jazz up this site. It's fun though.

I went to the Blogger main site, and there are several tutorials on how to work with your template. One word of caution: always take time to 'Review Changes.' I once changed my entire blog because I didn't do that. Ack!

Your sites are packed with research and wisdom. Thank you for sharing!

Donna

Vicki said...

Love your blog, as always, and enjoyed your article at Dabbling Mum. You go girl!! Keep writing for the King!

Hugs from a fellow scribe,
Vicki

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Thanks, Vicki! You, too!

Anonymous said...

I had a wonderful dad. One day, however, when I tripped over the vacuum cleaner, my dad chuckled and called me "Clumsy". (Imagine...an 11 yr. old girl, clumsy?) He was teasing, but it hit at a sensitive time, I guess, because I still remember the ache it gave me. Our words are, indeed, powerful, and they really can live forever. It's my good fortune to have many positive memories to heavily outweigh the goof-ups. Your "Swearing Off Swearing" says it so well...our words carry the need for great care.
Ellen

Anonymous said...

Hi, Donna, this is Stef. I've been bullied and so have my kids. Thanks for writing this article!

If you are bullied, it's not your fault. Tell an adult. You may help other kids, too. Donna's other ideas will help you heal, and they may help the bully, too.

Christian author Frank Peretti wrote a shattering book about how he was bullied as a kid. It's called The Wounded Spirit.

Thanks, Donna, on behalf of all the kids you've helped today.

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Stef, I've gotten several emails from others today who've been in your shoes. I did a lot of reading on the problem, and wanted to address it in a way that's unique to Christians, such as praying for our persecutors and asking God for peace, while also giving the practical solutions like standing up for yourself and, as you've stressed, telling someone.

Thank you for reading the article and the recommendation of "The Wounded Spirit." I'll check that out!

Donna J. Shepherd said...

Stef, I've gotten several emails from others today who've been in your shoes. I did a lot of reading on the problem, and wanted to address it in a way that's unique to Christians, such as praying for our persecutors and asking God for peace, while also giving the practical solutions like standing up for yourself and, as you've stressed, telling someone.

Thank you for reading the article and the recommendation of "The Wounded Spirit." I'll check that out!

Vicki said...

Sending warm and cozy greetings for a beautiful season, filled with His love and joy--now, and all through the New Year.

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