Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Give-Away! Enter For a Chance to Join in Family Strategies Series!

Perhaps you've heard about the up and coming Family Strategies mentorship program which will be hosted by Doug and Beall Phillips. Perhaps you are hoping to join in and glean a wealth of knowledge and wisdom you can use while raising your family or future family in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. We're looking forward to it because as always, the Phillips are here to cast a vision of hope for families and....

Thanks to Vision Forum's generosity Ah, the Life invites you to join in a give-away for one ticket to the Family Strategies mentorship series beginning Tuesday, March 1 (An $85 Dollar Value). The winner will have the opportunity to receive for the duration of 20 weeks, one downloadable 30-minute audio message a week on a helpful strategy for building a strong, safe, and visionary family.

Family Strategy Topics include:

How to Organize Your Home to Promote Family Unity
How to Cultivate a Love of Reading with Your Children
How to Make Mealtime Meaningful
How to Prepare for a Year of Home Education
How to Take Children Safely Through an Airport
How to Involve the Whole Family in Family Worship
How to Address the Plague of “Jive Talk” in Your Home
How to Encourage Masculinity in Sons
How to Encourage Femininity in Daughters
How to Handle a Social Worker Visit
How to Wage War on Sibling Rivalry
How to Use Household Decorations to Teach Character
How to Talk to Your Children about Miscarriage
How to Involve the Whole Family in Hospitality
How to Build an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your Children
How to Watch a Movie As a Family
How to Cultivate a Love of Meaningful Poetry with Your Children, and Why Doing So Is Important
How to Prepare Your Children to Listen to a Symphony
How to Take a Road Trip with Your Family
How to Select the Best Locations for Family Vacations

Give Away Details:
To enter the Give away please leave a comment including your favorite bible verse for parenting or a favorite story about a child or sibling.

The winner will be announced Monday the 28th. Ah, the Life is asking participants to check back for the results of the drawing so that we can notify Vision Forum right away and get you your free ticket!

For more details on the Family Strategies: Practical Issues for Building Healthy Families series follow this link!

We're looking forward to your comments. Thank you for joining in!


Phillip said...

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Pr. 22:6

Kelly said...

Thanks Phillip! Be sure to tune in Monday, especially since we'll have no way of contacting you through your profile if you win.

barcak flock said...

2 Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Miss Rebekah Ann S. said...

Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!

I really treasure Proverbs 23:26, "My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways."


Melissa M. said...

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. - Deuteronomy 6:7

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

One of my favorite children trainging verses is the same on Philip wrote: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

~Miss Shiloh

Sarah said...

I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: For WITHOUT ME YE CAN DO NOTHING. John 15:5

Stephanie from My Way Home said...

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.~ Deuteronomy 6:7

This is such a wonderful give-away, thank you for the offer!

luci said...

I'd love to enter! (We're expecting our first baby, so this would be really useful!)

My favorite verse on parenting ...

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4)

Joy said...

My brother and I used to live together. One weekend while he was away, I came face to face with a mouse. Frantically, I drove to the closest Wal-Mart and bought nearly all of the mouse traps in the store. When I returned home, I proceeded to set them up around the entire perimeter of our living room, kitchen, and bedrooms. After I had finished, I heard the front door open and a loud SNAP! I realized that I had not warned my brother about the mouse traps and froze. When I plucked up the courage to investigate the noise, he was standing in the front doorway holding a mouse trap in his hands. Seeing me, he managed a straight face (I don't know how!) and said, "I can see that you came face to face with a mouse. Thank you so much for getting the traps! I do think that we could rearrange them. Mice tend to congregate in particular places like the kitchen. But I will take care of that! You don't need to worry about a thing!" Whenever I read 1 Cor. 13 and come to "love bears all things" I remember my brother's loving response.

Kelly said...

Congratulations Luci! You must be very excited!

Kelly said...

That's a great story! I can sympathize. And what a witty brother you have. :) Here's a mouse story in return. Enjoy!

Lauren Christine said...

"Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right."

Proverbs 20:11

That is a verse I often repeat to Evangeline :) Thank you so much for offering this, I would *love* the chance to learn from them about so many important subjects.


Robin said...

Oh, thank you for hosting this give away!

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Gal. 6:9

May the Lord bless you and your family.

Joy K said...

Thank you for the story! I laughed all the way through. :) I should have probably mentioned that our Mr. Whiskers did meet his demise. There were no guns present when I needed them, but I improvised and smothered the little guy with a plastic shopping bag. I agree with you. We must have dominion!


Paula said...

When my son was in public school in second grade, he came home and told us that he had stopped, looked around, and thought to himself,"I shouldn't be here...I should be at home with my family!" He was brought home soon after. :)

paula at rammnation dot com

Jonathan said...

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2, ESV)

MamaJ said...

Wonderful giveaway! Our favorite verse is Galatians 6:9 also. "Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary." I seem to need this reminder often!

Laura said...

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will remove it far from him." Remembering this verse when the children were behaving foolishly was always like a revelation! :-)

Paul Leavitt said...

Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Kevin and Bambi said...

"Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of correction will remove it far from him."

The Authoress said...

I was ten years old when my youngest brother was born. I was very excited to be allowed to be in charge of his baby calendar. The baby calendar had stickers that said things such as "First visit with grandparents", "First tooth", and so on. There were also several blank stickers that I could fill in. I was rather sticker-happy. Two days after he was born, I filled out a sticker with the words, "Crawling Practice". I was a little too anxious for him to grow up!

Tosha said...

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Nick Jesch said...

Thanks for this opportunity to gain a valuable resource...

my favourite verse regarding children is FATHERS, teach your children. (it really doesn't leave much room for interpretation, does it)

and I've got a story... I don't yet have my own kids, but spend a lot of time around them. Some years back a family of six were "between places' and needed a home... I invited them to move in with me. They were here a year. Their youngest daughter, April, was four, two sisters ahead of her at six and eight. Basically sweet girls.... but there were times. I have a large place, the three girls were out behind the house playing, a doll in a stroller sort of thing.... April started getting insistent on having her way. The older two had had done with that, and were excluding her, which made here even worse of a pill. A cute one, but a pill none the less. The older two gave up and headed into the house, April following close behind, arms across her little chest, mouth poked out, stomping, obviously chuffed..... they came through the carport where I was working, I saw the situation pretty quickly.... and asked April whether she thought her stinky attitude was the best way to win favour with her sisters. She stopped in her tracks, considered it all for a moment, instantly changed her whole demeanour and expression, said "I'm NOT gonna have a 'tude", and went happily on into the house where the three of them played in peace. I have never before or since seen such a little child, when their take on life at the moment was so rotten and having it brought to their attention, make such a dramatic and instantaneous about face. Remarkable. I've no doubt her
"course correction" was well reinforced by her older sisters being so eager to welcome her changed attitude. Funny I remember that incident as if it were only last week.... when it was at least fifteen years ago.

Shelbi said...

"And these words that I commnd you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up." Deut. 6:7,8

Savannah said...

Hear my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching Prov 1:8

Lynn Bartlett said...

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm 90:12

Kelly said...

Excellent! I love it. A very visionary perspective, encompassing the lessons of self discipline, fear of the Lord, tender consciences and a love for steps ordered rightly.

Uzeno said...

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. - Deuteronomy 6:7

Count me in! :)

Shelley W. said...

I am so excited that you are giving this away!

Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

(Not just a good verse for children, but for all of us!)

Janette said...

When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Mark 10:14-15

Alexis C. said...

"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." -- 2 Corinthians 12:9

Kathy M. said...

Ephesians 5:20-21

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

This is the best example you can set for your children, that of mutual respect and love.

Shelly said...

I am 22 years old, and I have a five year old brother.

A few years ago, right around the time he started learning how to talk, I was playing beautiful peaceful Christian music, which he seemed immediately taken with. This particular artist (Stella Parton) always made him stop and stare at where ever the music was coming from, whether it be the computer or the cd player.

One day, he picked up the cd case that held Stella's music in it, and kissed her picture! It was the cutest thing! And I said to him "That's Stella!" And he said "Tella" then handed me the cd. I put it on for him, and he said "Tankoo" Nobody believed me when I told them later, they said "Oh he's too young to say that" but I know he said it and it still remains a treasured memory.