Friday, March 13, 2009

Honey Butter

©Millie McNabb

I was making honey butter tonight to go with our cornbread and chili. I was appreciating a simple invention that had been added to the honey bottle that kept the honey from dripping.

The Bible records some inventions and credits God with helping people who are using their skills. One I was surprised to read is in II Chronicles 26:15. “In Jerusalem he made engines {of war} invented by skillful men to be on the towers and on the corners for the purpose of shooting arrows and great stones. Hence his fame spread afar, for he was marvelously helped until he {was} strong.”

As parents, teachers, homeschoolers, and friends, we need to encourage our children to develop their God-given skills. Too often, we focus on overcoming weaknesses and overlook the strengths waiting to be developed. Other times we forget our children are not us and we inadvertently try to remake them in our own image.

Each child is different. When we recognize that and encourage them in honoring God with the time and gifts He has given them, they are more likely to retain their Christian values and become Christian adults.

What are you doing to develop your child’s strengths?

God bless….

Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Request your free report “Considerations for Intentionally Raising Children to Become Christian Adults” today at

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