Building Character One Story At A time
Mark Hamby has a passion inside of him like none other I have ever seen to help families build character in children. If you have never heard Mark Hamby speak, it is a MUST! He is one of the greatest speakers on parenting I have ever heard, I will have to say he is my favorite! I think one of the things that moves me when he speaks, is that I struggle with the same things he does in his parenting. When he is talking about his struggles, they convict me to the core because they are MY struggles. I have struggled in the grace department too often and I seen the pain that can cause. I thank the Lord that he brought me to one of Marks talks many years ago at a homeschooling convention and it CHANGED my life. If you want to hear some of his talks, you can find them on his website here. Be prepared: He will make you laugh, cry, and convict you like no other, so be ready!
One of the things we started was our Lamplighter Collection, we joined the book club that sends us a book a month, this company was started by Mark who wanted to bring back books that had wonderful messages on character that were no longer in print. These books are not only for your children either, I have read several geared more for adults and you can NOT put them down. SO SO GOOD!
They have books for ALL AGES!
These books introduce characters that have deep integrity but also characters that have serious flaws. There is always a lesson or should I say MANY LESSONS that teach us. There are audio books too and my children have enjoyed these a great deal, they are so good that if we are listening in the car they don’t want the car ride to end because the story has to pause.
There are so many great conversations you can have with your kids after reading or hearing the stories, you can even relate them to something going on right now in your children’s lives.
We don’t want our children to love the world more then the things of God-NOT an easy task with today’s culture but with God’s help we can teach this to our children today. I can’t help but think of Daniel in Babylon, living in an ungodly culture but staying true and obedient to God. That is what we want for our children.
There will be a day where they need to stand up and take a stand for Christ. Will they be ready?
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