Tuesday, 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 Bible 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 This Simple Home.  So be sure to go over there for another chance to win!
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner has been contacted.  The winner was Bluerose.  Congratulations!
I have one Wise Words for Moms to give to one reader of Live, Learn, Love.  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.

Thank you, Shepherd Press  for providing us with the resource of Wise Words.


  1. Oh, I would love to win this! I'm renewing my walk with God and am trying to teach my children about God's love as well. With something like this, we could learn together!!

  2. I follow Live, Learn, Love on FB and GFC.

  3. Following This Simple Home on GFC

  4. I follow This Simple Home by email

  5. I'm following This Simple Home on FB

  6. Another entry over here. ;)

  7. And I follow you here as well (and also on FB!)

  8. Another entry over here for me too! :)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

  9. I could use some more parenting resources - especially with a Biblical emphasis...

    Janemaritz at yahoo dot com