94 results for 'children'
The chance to be true
Their sun once intensely burning
Golden and fiercely reflected
A glimpse of heaven...
Now a dying ember
On a gray horizon
Dulled and perishing
The onslaught of hate
Transposed in conflict...
Our children living
In this shadow, never knowing
The love of freedom
The tranquility of silence
Reposed in calmness...
Clasped instead in the iron-cast
Turmoil, nightmares that
Flare to light the night
The horrors that fill their
Sunlit days... (more)
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.
She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could, so she dictated these words:
Dear God, Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play... (more)
The biggest stumbling block to truly listening, especially to children, is our self-important business. Henri Nouwen SJ, a Jesuit author and university professor, complained to God about all the undergraduate students who knocked on his office door, interrupting his important writing. God’s answer?“I just gave you that book to write to keep you busy in between appointments;
your real work is all these interruptions."
No matter what our occupation, we tend to think that our work, our agenda is important. It is almost in our nature to let ambition and drive push other people... (more)
... slightly freckled, corrugated arm that was holding it up. Rearranging my skin so that the corrugation wasn't on full view (even to myself any longer) I continued glancing through the pages.
The meaning of this post? I have lived in this body for 57 years and as much as it sometimes makes me go 'ugh' I have no choice but continue living in it. The models in the mags are all young, stunning, air brushed and haven't had kids.
I am older, bore 2 children and definitely not air-brushed and for gods sake don't get me started on my legs! I just won't look down anymore.
How could parents make sure that their children were getting sunlight and fresh air when living in apartment buildings? The baby cage, ca. 1937
Little girl comforting her doll in the ruins of her bomb damaged home, London , 1940
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin,ca. 1927
Artificial legs, United Kingdom , ca. 1890
.Animals being used as a part of medical therapy in 1956
Santa Claus in New York, ca. 1900
Operation Baby lift: Vietnamese orphans transported by airplanes to America in 1975... (more)
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady
You have to love your children unselfishly.
The soul is healed by being with children.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin... (more)
It was a Friday evening and the school fell into an odd silence, as all the children left as soon as the bell rang. Its weekend and the school won’t open till next Monday; the joy of the holidays filled the faces of the children and the teachers alike as they left the school grounds. A lean young man in a khaki shirt and dhoti’s was rushing through the corridors with a bundle of keys dangling in his hand, closing the windows and locking the doors of each classroom, his name was Appu and he was the school peon. It’s past 5 pm and he was in a hurry not because of the principle waiting in her... (more)
9. Give your child all the spending money he wants. Don't make him earn his own. Why should he have things as tough as you did?
10. Take his side against neighbors, teachers, and policemen. They're all against him.
11. When he gets into real trouble, make up excuses for yourself by saying, "I never could do anything with him; he's just a bad seed."
12. Prepare for a life of grief.
I hope this list opened your eyes and heart to some things that you did (or could do) for your children in the future. Enjoy your family and enjoy your time with them.(more)
...today, going around half-naked in full view of the slave girls of his servants as any vulgar fellow would!”
—I will celebrate before the Lord. 22 I will become even more undignified than this, and I will be humiliated in my own eyes….
23 And Michal daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.
I am willing to wager that almost all religious, faithful Catholics would not model David but scowl along with Michal.
Humour, the ability to laugh at myself and not take myself too seriously, puts the process of inner transformation into perspective. If ... (more)
... world because we forming the next generation
3.Accidents and plans fall apart every day, so laugh because laughter cuts through anxiety, anger and frustration, bringing us back to reality
4. Praise works; berating usually backfires. Give good behaviour lots of attention because children WANT our attention and will do anything to get it.
5. No need to run around like crazy people, putting our children in every single program. Free time, allows the imagination to surface .
6. Listen to the baby. Read his expressions and body language. In fact become a baby whisper ... (more)