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Woman's meet&eat -- Blessing Children

Elyse Dobson - April 23, 2015

blessing, children, parenting

(Special thanks to Merry Vickrey for helping me write this article.)

Last Saturday a group of South Church women met for food, fellowship and to hear from our guest speaker Yvonne Welch on her continuing series "Spiritual Rest in the Life Of A Woman".

The topic this week was "Blessing Children". Yvonne is the mother of 4 and grandmother of 21. Drawing on personal experience and biblical teaching, Yvonne gave us great insights, Scripture references and additional resources to help us minister to and disciple our children and grandchildren.

Bring Them Everywhere You Go.

Yvonne shared a life changing story of the time she went to hear Francis Schaeffer speak. Upon meeting his wife Edith who asked where her children were, Yvonne stated "that she hadn't brought them because she wanted some time to herself." Which Mrs. Schaefer responded "your children are your ministry and your disciples. You should bring them everywhere you go."

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. -Psalm 127:3-5


Additional Resources:

The Blessing Gary Smalley

The Shaping Of A Christian Family, Elizabeth Elliot

The Uncommon Union, Elizabeth Dodds

Honey For A Child's Heart, Gladys Hunt

Honey For A Teens Heart, Gladys Hunt