Monday, November 13, 2006

Obey: Do it now - Do it all - Do it with a happy heart!

girl talk: "Mamma's Word"

Kristin Chesemore has a very nice little post on teaching our little ones to obey - not for our comfort or idolatry, but for their spiritual good.

She quotes Elizabeth Prentiss from Stepping Heavenward (ladies have you read this classic?):

“With her children she was a model disciplinarian, exceedingly strict, a wise lawmaker; nevertheless a most tender, devoted, self-sacrificing mother. I have never seen such exact obedience required and given, or a more idolized mother. ‘Mamma’s’ word was indeed law, but—O happy combination!—it was also gospel.”