Monday, September 7, 2015


Reading True Stories from the Good Book
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A True Story from my book Rescue the Stories Book Two

A Good Book Can Help
Besides the Good Book, (The Bible,) when my children were just babies, I subscribed to  Parent’s Magazine.  I gleaned many tips and ideas that were of tremendous help to me in those early years. 

As time passed, I found a special book - - probably at a Thrift Store; but I discovered it to be a wonderful book on raising children. 

Here was an outstanding book that incorporated answers to all sorts of behavior problems.  Included were fact-filled chapters covering various ages through the teenage years, along with suggestions on how to cope with different and difficult problems. 

During that time, we had five teenagers in our household; our three, a brother-in-law our son’s age, and our foster daughter.  Disturbing emotional problems plagued our sweet foster daughter!  I was prompted to give special attention to her each evening.  It was ten minutes with no preaching, but rather just talking and listening.  What wonderful therapy there is for others if a person can just be a good listener! 

Before entering her room, I reviewed a current chapter in the book, and prayed asking the Lord how this would apply to her.  Certain lines from the book seemed to stand out, and were to become the answer for that evening.   

Just a sentence or two, and the Lord’s direction on what else to say next, the answer was provided for her need each evening. 

Today, with children, and even with friends, using a few moments of quality time, can work wonders!  Share an encouraging thought that will bring them confidence and will show your support! 

At times, it might be a line from something you have picked up from a book; a magazine or possibly the internet; that will carry enough weight to bless your child or your friend. 

Of course do not forget to utilize the Bible! 

Ask the Lord, “What do I say next?”  He may direct you to a Scripture verse that can complement, and then completely cement the thoughts for you to share.  

Proverbs 15:23  A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good it is!
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nannette elkins said...

Such true words Hazel. Listening to your children builds bonds that last a lifetime and gives them such comfort and strength. Your children were especially blessed! Thank you for your words and encouragement to use THE WORD and ask for wisdom. Blessings! ♥


Hello Aunt Hazel I enjoyed todays story. Listening and a gentle conversation without being preachy can go a long way.
I have four holiday makers in my home including 4 young children it has been hectic and very busy. Will catch upon your other blog soon.

Blessings to you Aunt Hazel

Joanne Viola said...

Hazel, you have shared wise words today. Our children need to know they are being listened to and heard. It's the only way in which they will keep on talking with us too. Blessings!

Floyd Samons said...

I remember this one! Great advice every time. I think a lot of us forget to talk and listen sometimes... "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." Thanks for the wisdom and reminder, Hazel. You're batting a thousand with me today!

Servicing Stop said...

Really interesting stuff