January 31, 2012

Wise Words for Moms Giveaway

Some parents have the whole "train up a child in the way they should go" down to a tee.  Some of us, despite our desires, feel that we are failing miserably at that.  Though we may feel that we are failing, I think it is important to focus on what we do do, as well as what we are capable of doing...and then do it through the strength of the Holy Spirit and the wisdom found in the Bible.

Wise Words for MomsGod's Word is the authority for guiding and disciplining our children if we seek to honor God.  If you are looking for a quick reference chart of verses, Wise Words for Moms may be exactly what you are looking for.  This is not a book, but a four page chart to assist parents in guiding their children's thoughts and behaviors back to God.  Wise Words for Moms is made of sturdy cardstock in a calendar-style format.

Wise Words for Moms was created by Ginger Plowman.  (She is the author of Don't Make Me Count to Three, one of my all-time favorite parenting books as you can see in the linked review.)  The chart includes topics under Child's Behavior such as bragging, bad friendship, tattling, and revenge along with many others.  Next questions are suggested to get to the root of the problem-found in the heart.  This area is called Heart Probing.  The Reproof area provides Bible verses to help the child to understand what behavior needs to stop or "Put Off."  Of course, when we stop one behavior we need to begin another in its place, so Encouragement ("Put On") verses are provided.  In these two areas, the appropriate verses are written out or summarized.  (I do wish it was consistent with providing the verse.)  The chart also includes additional verse references for the parents.

I like Wise Words for Moms because it is a quick resource for parents.  (I do wish that it was not just for moms in the title...)  I'm sure that many parents have created a similar chart or have even used other resources.  (For Instruction in Righteousness comes to mind, linked to my review.)  Its calendar-like format makes it easy to tuck in a bookshelf or hang on a wall with a quick hole punch.

Shepherd Press wants to give a reader their own copy of Wise Words for Moms!  Not only that, but keep reading, because there will be a second winner at Live, Learn, Love!
GIVEAWAY!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, and the winner has been contacted.  Congratulations, Ticia!
I have one Wise Words for Moms to give to one reader of This Simple Home.  To enter, just leave a comment below saying why you are interested in it.  Please leave an email address in the comment to be sure that I can contact you if you are the winner.


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Giveaway will run through Tuesday, February 7th and is limited to US residents.  Random.org will choose the winner.  The winner will be announced on this post and will be emailed.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or I will choose another winner.


Consider visiting Live, Learn, Love's giveaway, too, for a second chance to win.  It is not mandatory, and two different winners will be chosen.

Thank you, Shepherd Press for providing myself and the winner with Wise Words.

20 comments:

  1. Shared your giveaway on my blog's FB page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Toy-Box-Years/152112964805043

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  2. I'm renewing my walk with God and want my girls to learn about God's love too. With a resource like this, we can learn together! (booklover1212 at yahoo dot com)

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  3. Definitely interested as I have little kids myself! ;)

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  4. I could use some help, so I would love to be entered!

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

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  5. Oh, I always want more ideas on how to parent the kiddos.

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  6. I'd love to have some wise words to deal with my daughter's (and my) areas "of need"... :)

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  7. I truly want to train my kids God's way.

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