Monday, September 1, 2008


a Biblical thought...
The one who keeps God's word is the person in whom we see God's mature love. This is the only way to be sure we're in God. Anyone who claims to be intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life Jesus lived. (1 John 2:5-6)

a Book thought...
Doctrine is a wonderful servant and a horrible master. (p25 Bell)
a Dave thought... from The Herald Sun
Mem Fox, author of Possum Magic said parents were sometimes distracted by "the trappings" of having a baby. "When they have the good house, the good car, the good job - we're talking about very advantaged people, the high flyers - they think, 'now we need a baby we can dress up and make look perfect'.
"But do they realise that child needs love more than anything else in the world? The child just wants to be held, it wants to have attention, to be the centre of a universe."
federal government census of child care released this year found 757 children attended day care for at least 60 hours a week in 2006. A further 9426 children were in care for between 50 and 59 hours a week.

I came across this article on the weekend and found it somewhat disturbing. Being a father of two children, my wife & I decided to have both Noah & Josiah attend childcare two days a week through their infant years. I am still comfortable with the way we have chosen for our sons to be brought up, but it is amazing how you can doubt your judgement after reading just one article.

Just a thought.

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