Laura Bankston's Daily Tip:
Today's Topic: Weekly Q&A
"God Gives Wings As Eagles"
This morning, on the way to church, I got to see one of my absolute favorite things: two bald eagles soaring up over the streets.
Alaska is full of bald eagles, and we even get to see them in the city every once in a while.
They're hard to spot. They fly so high.
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But when you see them, you can't mistake it. They seem to float on the air, hardly ever needing to flap their wings. Circling around and catching an updraft of air to circle some more.
I probably wouldn't even have seen them if we hadn't been at a stop light.
And as I sat their watching them, I could only think of two things:
1. The Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not
be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
2. The song by Ron Hamilton: "God Gives Wings as Eagles". Actually, that song is still going over and over in my head and has since the drive to church this morning.
What empowerment to know that God gives strength to soar like an eagle - high, majestic, almost effortlessly.
Now on to this weeks Q&A:
Hi, I'm trying to get DH on board with hs. He has a question. Is it best to start off at hs from kindergarten or should the kids go to school until problems arise??? thanks Cyndi in SK
L.B. Cyndi, I think that you need to back up before you discuss the age best to start homeschooling. I think the key is why you want to homeschool and the pros and cons for your family. When you discuss and agree on the key reason why you would want to homeschool, the issue of when to start will answer itself. You might find these articles helpful: Homeschool Parents: Partners or Opponents and 54 Reasons Why Families Choose to Homeschool
could write a little book on these two! They plan on getting married and
having children . . . and homeschooling them! So I guess this will be a
long courtship! :)
L.B. Chrissy, that is so cute. I love the logic of little children. Sometimes as adults, we try to complicate things too much! And hey, I met my husband on the school bus in 8th grade, so I appreciate a long courtship! We're having our 15th year anniversary in August! Thanks for sharing.
I am in agreement with you about the trash on tv. I have been strict with my children and the tv set for years. Family would make fun of me , because I wouldn't let our children watch certain cartoons as well as other tv shows. But, my husband and I have to raise our children according to the way God leads us. Well I have great news, we have 2 children 16 & 12. They seen the commercial of that yuck, on ABC, and they told me " Mom, we are not to watch that show it is gross". If we are faithful to the LORD He is more than faithful to us. GOD BLESS YOU!!! Sandy Insco
L.B. Sandy, thank goodness you were able to take a stand - even against your family, which is often the most difficult not to give in to. It never ceases to amaze me that someone would give you a hard time from protecting your own children. That's what you're supposed to do! You should be getting a hard time if you're not safe-guarding you children!
L.B. Alberta, thanks for your e-mail. I couldn't agree with you more! And, that's why we are able to have our 15th anniversary this year because sometimes you have to choose to love - if you only rely on "feelings", you're not going to last.
I too believe that same sex marriages is a slap in the face to the very institution and is tearing up the Christian foundation of this great Nation of ours.
I hope that the passing of President Reagan will remind people of values and taking a stand.
Enjoy your time cooking with your kids - that is such a time of bonding and allows for good, easy conversation.
Well, that's all the Q&A for this week. Actually, I guess I choose more comments to this week's articles than questions.
I did a lot of watching of President Reagan's funeral and biographies of his life. In fact, I was so moved by some of the principles that I saw that we will be covering one for each day next week.
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