Cause-and-effect discipline with children really works. Children learn what they live! Children who grow up without responsibilities learn to live a lazy life. Death is the beginning and not the end of our journey. Divorce can be more devastating to family members than death. If children do not learn to obey their parents, chances are they will not obey any other authority. If children live with acceptance and friendship, they learn to practice love in the world.
It is physical and mental health that is the real wealth in our lives. It is not what we gather but what we scatter that reflects what kind of lives we have lived. Jesus assures us that He is the truth and this truth sets us free. More parents need to have sound, well-thought-out rules regarding childrearing and stick to them. Nothing comes close to positively impacting every aspect of life as Jesus. Our kids are becoming us!
People want to know how much we care, not how much we know. Personal circumstances must be resolved to the best of our ability because we cannot run away from them. Say all the things that we want our loved ones to remember. The only thing we take with us to eternity is our character. The poor tend to be rich in faith and the rich tend to be poor in faith. The winner is always part of the answer; the loser is always part of the problem. We should focus on those things in life that will enhance our lives the most. Whatever we hope to accomplish in life, we should do it as soon as possible.
Young people can really benefit by capitalizing on the experience of more mature individuals.
Self-reflection is always a good exercise. What I believe is a work in progress, not limited to these statements and subject to change. What do YOU believe?
Longtime Parma Hts. resident and educator in the Parma School district.