Blueprints on how to build a home to completion through, knowledge, understanding amd wisdom.

Attached to the source in order to yield good fruit.

How can we find the one to partner with in building a home on firm foundation? Although it may be important, it is not enough to place your faith on the ability to provide. Despite what society tells us it may be shallow to think all you need is provision when this can be lost in an instant. Building a family that last is based on so much more in pursuit of becoming one with the body of Christ.

Here a few scriptures without added words for you to receive what’s necessary for your home. This series will have 4 scripture at a time, feel free to seek more information by looking up each of them and reading the scripture surrounding each.

“Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/pro.5.18.nlt

“Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.”
‭‭Malachi‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/mal.2.15.nlt

“Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.””
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/ecc.12.1.nlt

“May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!””
‭‭Ruth‬ ‭4:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/rut.4.15.nlt

Hopefully these words are a blessing to those who are called to build a family, those seeking what to look for in a partner, those who need direction in leading their home to be on firm foundation , and for those who want to give life to their home arms and not use the folly words that plant the seed of division in their home. Speak words of life in your home.

Foundation key.

Kidstrive to be rooted in a tree that is one.

Keeping our children safe.

Protecting the light. Light is void of darkness

How can we convince our children that the rules we have are there to keep them safe?

Is there something we could say, or do, or maybe we have lost something ourselves and are in need of direction? Right, what do we know if we don’t know the Truth.

Should we tell them to listen to us because we love them. What about what their friends say? Do we do it by stating or explaining what laws are and agents assigned to help enforce that law in our society will cover us all? Do we plead with them or by giving them all the desires they have and they ones they muster in their hearts? This list can go on for a long time…. and is any of it affective consistently. Demonstration of the effectiveness of a united, collective system walking out the Law in each and ever family is the only way we can ensure safety to the foundation. Just like we are loved that we inherit a beautiful planet/home that was created in a system with all that it needs, void of nothing and shielded from the darkness. So we should create and maintain the foundation of family we received so our children can inherit a world filled with life and growth.

This is only a theory, if we teach that the law is there to maintain foundation principles in a society not to win our personal agenda cases. They are there because the people we love, we protect. Through love, love flourishes and then radiates to penetrate the heart / subconscious mind of another in order to do it all again. This precious love filled with the truth, and void of contaminants that lead a society in the wrong direction. Things that are anti to truth and love breeds lies that are dangerous to life, purpose and our identities and that of our children. darkness being the absence of light has no power over light but yet still wants to participate in light knowing that it could never be light. Parents allow the light to fill your home keeping darkness at bay. It has no power here.

Instead teach them to be agents of the one true Teacher. Kidstrive to perpetuate love and life from one family to another so that no one should be in the darkness, absent of light. All worthy of a chance to be welcomed.

How can water carve with its power but be contaminated with a drop of ink. And then there is hope.

Who are you? Some words for our children .

“Jesus said, “The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.””
‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:29-31‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.” God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female. God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.””
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:26-28‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“Love GOD, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:5‬ ‭MSG‬‬

““Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:13-16‬ ‭MSG‬‬

You need to seek knowledge and get understanding. Keep God close and ask for discernment in navigating this world.

Respect and love your parents.

Fight for the less fortunate and the poor.

Work to give Jesus the glory in the things you do.

Treat others with kindness and love. Slow to anger.

Start anywhere in God’s Word. One suggestion is 2nd Peter:

“So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old sinful life has been wiped off the books.

So, friends, confirm God’s invitation to you, his choice of you. Don’t put it off; do it now. Do this, and you’ll have your life on a firm footing, the streets paved and the way wide open into the eternal kingdom of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:5-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“A meal of bread and water in contented peace is better than a banquet spiced with quarrels.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Kidstrive for our children to grow.

Shooting Arrows (updated)

Children carry our DNA and that’s not even the half of it. What they carry in essence are an essential part of what it means to be human!

Kidstrive to honor their parents and serve their purpose by perpetual proliferation of the love they received multiplied.

Culturing peace within the home.

Our children and family as a whole should enter the home expecting it to be a place of peace. This peace is freely giving to us by our Heavingly Father.

In order to walk in this peace it has to be cultured into the home through the values, belief and intentionality of the individuals within this system. It starts with the spiritual leader of the home. The person and support tasked with teaching these beliefs and values. Parents must take and hold these expected standards seriously through consistent teaching until it becomes second nature to all that dwell within the home. The values also has to become apparent to those who frequent the residence like, help, Grandparents, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles to name a few. These are not to make anyone uncomfortable but just known expected conduct to those that interact in and throughout your home.

Culturing this peace clearly takes a grounding in identity for all with little to no variance in fundamental beliefs. The goal at minimum should be to have weekly meeting discussing these truths’ as they encounter outside influences. Outside influences can only be regulated by the security of self by the individuals as they leave the home on a day to day basis.

Some examples of the things that can be cultured:

  • Calling or speaking to others outside their given names like: Stupid, curse words intended to degrade another.
  • Profanity in the home.
  • Speaking to others inside and outside the home in ways that are not peacable.
  • Treating others with love, kindness and gentliness.
  • Preferring words that uplift and build up another.
  • Cleanliness geared towords efficiency and accessibility of work in the home.
  • Holding Knowledge as a natural and higher choice over mind numbing consumption.
  • Keeping Understanding as a “guest” in the home and within every conversation.
  • Compassion superior to personal passions. “How can we serve otheres”.
  • Creation as the foundation of work in and from the home.

Culturing peace clearly takes a level of intentionality that has to be agreeed apon by all and grown like a “laboratory culture” within pocket/segments. These positive aspects should be grown within the specific gifts and strengths of the individuals of the home, then shared and expanded through open discussions and praise.

Yes, this and all that surround it can be easier said than done but I have found them to be near impossible to achieve without God at the center. Hoping for all the success within your home and hopeful these words can serve as support. The home is a spot where love and peace should live as we come in to be renewed from the outside. Wisdom and understanding should always be welcomed.

#Kidstrive to be taught how to culture peace within everyspace they enter.

Through the important question of How???

Our children have several questions as they grow. The question of how things work is deeply rooted in gaining a healthy understanding of the world.

Listen attentively to these questions as they present. They serve as opportunity to gain their confidence and your ability to keep them safe. This question is roots their ability to critically think. It appears after a few bumps and bruises that the had no foresight for, with faint to no understanding of consequences at this point. Some opportunities may slip through but it’s important you be there as they root themselves in reality as they form judgment of the things around in their environment.

Imagination is a major part of their thought and should not be diminished because of its ties to play that is associated with their understanding of the social construct. The ability to form sound judgment in the decision making process will typically need guidance of the teacher’s in their life “Dad and Mom.” These need to done in your presence so be present for these opportunities. They are not to be handed to a care giver especially when not at work because guiding this process could possibly be tied to what it means to be a parent.

This is specially significant in a time where religious beliefs, faith based practices are minimized in the home. Storytelling, family readings, faith based activity, “family devotions,” and one on one talks with deep intimacy are critical to their development. Understand to everything there is a purpose and to everything a cost and consequence for omissions, no matter where you stand currently. There are some essentials kids need for the soundness of mind. This is especially important in the areas of Fears, addictions, vanity, sadness, isolation and depression, behaviors and some other things that can have a negative effect on thriving.

Keep on alert for the how question as they learn and grow. Think of all the areas where critical thinking is needed at high levels like Math and Science to name a few.

Some of the initial question like:

  • Question about clouds and rain!
  • How Air works?
  • How water behaves?
  • How much in boundaries of quantity.
  • How long until you return that has deep roots in a common lagger in understanding of time and change.
  • How birds fly?
  • How to play various games to give understanding of give and take in association with turn taking.
  • How did I get here?

As you might be aware if you have been around little ones those questions come in the thousands so:

  • Place priority to knowledge and understanding in the home and when seeking caregivers.
  • Creativity should also be made a priority.
  • Routine can also be important in association with time and expected outcomes.
  • Intimacy in conversation and general care. Slow anger and minimal frustration should be shown as negative behaviors present. Keep your instruction on repeat in anticipation of the action and limited at the time of the event. Correct firmly in love and quick to forgive.

How do you do that Dad?

How come Mom?

Speak to it now while you have there air so when they have the ability to decide they choose to continue to heed your voice along with the morals and values held. They will take your voice with you as they grow even outside your presence, so speak things of value that last.

Kidstrive to know how?

Thank you for reading!

How do you make learning less intimidating for a kid.

Filling a child with knowledge and understanding means that you to must be filled in order to pour out. Here are some tips for reaching ones who are losing hope in the status quo.

You need to know the material so well you can relate it to almost anything that might interest them.

Keep them engaged by engaging yourself.

Learn with them while teaching, stretching the idea to reach them usually triggers this type of learning. The stumbling plays a role in humanizing you and letting them know it’s attainable.

Listen to their questions no matter which one might arise. Pivot gracefully and redirect.

Be cheerful, make the agreement for the time agreed or scheduled and it will be obvious your the authority.

Try to keep an open mind and a spirit of wonder. If you don’t believe you have anything to learn in their presence, how can you expect them to have a different posture.

Okay as noted before, play is critical to their growth so let’s play a bit sometimes. When they need a protector, we can be called by that name, a provider and source we will put those hats as well. Stay loose because it can sometimes lead to a feeling that they will never measure up. If we are really honest, they are doing well in such a tome as this in comparison to our past.

Thank you. Kidstive to be smart as you.

#Passion in presence

#If our children only knew we want so much greater for them.

Things to watch our for that can get tied to belief.

That they are not enough.

The educational system judge them solely by their exams. Get ready to go again without fail.

They are not worthy to follow after you. Walk where I’ve walked, as I matter of fact I found a better route to run.

They are not more than a conqueror. Greater is he that is within you.

Beauty comes from adornments as opposed to what’s in their hearts, minds and spirit; expressed by their character.

That their worth is valued by the amount of cash, beauty, valuable things they collect or any man made th things or construct.

They are defined by any relationships in a man or woman. Even you can fail, so trust solely belongs to its rightful owner.

That friends should lead them away from the values and morals placed in their hearts.

In their own strength.

In any employer to tell them what they’re worth.

That they should expect anything less than every good thing that they touch will not prosper.

That they are not in control of the 13 trillion + cells in their bodies.

That the battles are not always of their mind in pursuit of their hearts.

That they cannot be set free from Any and every addition in their lives.

That they can get over any loss in their life.

Their purpose is outside of themselves.

Kidstrive to believe!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_seed

Are we creating the right atmosphere for growth.

Parents let’s look inward. Are we generating enough nutrients in our soil medium for our children to grow. The fruit they bear are a product of the environment in which they are cultivated. The laws associated with this growth is locked in and we should seek the direction and support to ensure its the very best we can muster.

The things we fail to manifest in our generation must be fulfilled in theirs so let nothing good go to waste. Pour in the knowledge and understanding you have attained with careful combing, tilling and sorting to yield the very best.

The treasure trapped on the inside is too valuable to the world. Let them have access to the light which is the source. Cast your seed, not onto stony places but onto soil that’s rich.

https://youtu.be/w77zPAtVTuI

Thank you for reading.

Kidstrive to become and bare much fruit!

Failing Big-ish

Teach your kids to manager failures because it’s the likely path to tremendous success.

This attribute should not be taught over the teaching of values, morals and identity. It’s a secondary level you can apply after those other lessons become character traits. Failures without those can affect the meaning of their existence and as you may know anything that shatters one’s foundation can be hard to recover.

Teach them how to to seek knowledge or lessons within the loss and grasp understanding with a cupped hand collecting sand. This is best achieved by making your home a lab filled with knowledge and ongoing experiments. These experiments should follow the scientific method all the way through documenting the steps via any media the child prefers. Audio recordings, visual recordings, or via traditional journals. Be mindful that if your child, better yet whether your child takes to this approach you need to be just as knowledge. Consistently learning new systems and connecting to old ones via understanding.

Failing big calls for a greater passion for process as opposed to the reward. Process completions should be praised above all and graded based on checkpoints completed. Scale the level of rigor as they grow and this is where you will need to be at minimum versed in the area understanding that’s necessary for idea collaboration and discussions. Teach and demonstrate to them how to collaborate with the Human Resources in their environment. Expansion of this environment needs to become effortless as you aid them on articulating ideas to others no matter the foundation of the other. Their ability to serve parts of a problem as a complete set with its own value so they can appreciate the feedback they receive. This will keep them humble and allow them to appreciate all input.

The understanding of your child should be so in tuned that the points of celebration should be valued and timed with ultimate precision.

All the glory needs to be accepted and surrendered to God. The acceptance should revert back to the need and the call to action they heard. This gives them an out to sway the praises when it’s piled on to the point of distraction from the purpose.

Failure should be valued like the varied temperature and weather conditions throughout the year. This should be done with the highest respect for the day and the opportunity to experience it. This should keep them grounded to not show disregard for the struggles and the need for preparation in the changing of weather. Feelings and the response to feeling should be natural and associated with understanding to another. The main difference should be in their responses to the changes and preparation as discussed.

Fail big with a respect of the things at risk and people are always the highest value in creative reasoning and process.

Thank you for reading.

Kidstrive to be the best they can be without the fracturing of identity. Placing nothing higher than it needs to be.

#failure to failure without loosing enthusiasm. W. Churchill

How to teach moving forward.

How are we to solve the ever changing landscape of the classroom and how kids learns. The script needs to be rewritten now.

The speed of information, it’s constant presence, rise of google and technology that has become an extension of us in the cell phone.

Despite access to a wealth of information our kids are denying anything they are not able to see. There are kids out there that don’t believe the moon landing, D-day, and they believe the earth is flat. Some have become so addicted to consumption that they only believe fiction because reality is boring and filled with rules.

This insight may give you the impression that kids with that view don’t want to learn, not true. These kids are desperate to know the truth in a language they understand.

So how should we teach? Teach to and for their understanding. This is the only way to reach a generation that can find information relatively close to the speed of thought but yet not interested in the truth. Any concept should first be attached to a foundation. This foundation must be sturdy enough to bare the weight of the new information. This may pose a problem so you may have to go back to move forward in more complex concepts.

Start the conversation with a statement grounded in truth that can wow the child.

Look for the child to lean in and be engaged. To accomplish this you must be knowledgeable of various tangible ways the concepts can be seen or interacted.

This knowledge should be understood so well that you should be able to translate down to a 1st grade or kindergarten level at anytime.

Look for any question that they may have on the topic and be ready to answer because the more you miss on the ability to answer their questions. Yes even if it sounds slightly off track. The thought they came up with and asked is possibly attempting to harness itself to the idea you presented. The mind is a minefield, literally anything you step on can explode and you loose the opportunity to connect.

Quickly disarm, pivot or use the thought appeared.

Ask connecting question that can be easy to be deduced and allow them to answer.

Celebrate her connection because anything they don’t know well but able to solve. This serves as a small win and gives a tremendous boost to their confidence.

Be animated, based on the kids level of distraction, yes some may call for Mary popping and Mr Rogers level of wonder. Knowledge flows on a river of Wonder leads to the sea of Understanding.

This will need technology possible to serve as support. The teacher must serve as the captain on board, filled with creativity and with every breath speaking to the weakest swimmer so no soul is lost on the journey.

This call for a level of care for all the students with the need for a favorite student because they follow instructions easily. Use these kids in partnership with the easily bored to serve and assist.

Establish the environment where tough questions are allowed without reverting to go look it up because they won’t for the most part. Your chance is now!

Stay with a few concrete takeaways that they can leave the room with the concepts.

This is only a brief look at how to pull this off consistently with a group.

Essentially this is what it means to become a master teacher by teaching and adjusting your delivery to capture the least and challenge the sharpest on the material.

Kidstrive to be taught starting wherever the are currently.

#how to teach when information is easier than ever to access

Development – can we play a role that we can change today.

Can anyone tell me what are some of the most crucial words a child can have that effects things like creativity, identity, growth, positive mindset, courage, hope, peace and most affected would be their joy.

The words I am referring are: What, Who, Where and Why!

Our kids wear these words out in one way or another through each and every critical period of their growth and development. These words can be like “kryptonite” to most parents at some point. Have you ever truly pondered the important of these words in language and why the ancient books say that words have the power to create or destroy?

These words are in the middle of almost every decision they make in their growth and hold the answers to all that can go wrong in their worlds’ when they are not answered carefully each and every time.

Few parents may reflect on when they go missing from the tongues of our kids or when they transition from questions filled with wonder to those filled with sadness, disgust, hate, envy, abandonment and fear.

Go ahead and think about the occurrences of the use of these words as they transition from preschool to kindergarten, then to middle and high school, even through college and beyond. Parents our kids are crying for attention in the need to know where did they come from, what can they do and and most importantly why am I here?

Give of yourself only by seeking knowledge and truth above all to serve as a competent resource for our kids. This information is not attained by getting multiple degrees. Knowledge and understanding comes by knowing why you yourself were created by God and diligently seek. The Bible is a good place to start, asking questions as you move through in your quest. Seek direction for the tough questions like, love, kindness, sacrifice, hope, joy, self control. These type of questions are not answered by university or any school for that matter so it’s a good place to cut your teeth in preparation. Be ready to answer all questions your children ask of you.

We as parent are not always able to control the environment a child is raised but we are able to have an awareness about us to make the necessary correction needed by the filling of voids, explanations, guarding what their eyes and ears, sees and hears.

Don’t let any of the negative words starting with D steal from your home, from your children and your legacy. Here are a few: Death, divorce, destruction, deception, divisiveness, disagreements to name a few. Sit up straight and keep your wits about you to be present to answer these and many of the the other questions kids have. They will honor you if you leave no rock unturned to answer these questions. The answers of others will turn up void and ineffective if you answer these with care and without fear. The foul and the foolish will not be able to penetrate their minds much less their hearts. Let’s get courageous and allow the questions of our kids stretch us to be the best spouses, citizens, creators and warriors.

Kidstrive to be at the center of our growth in becoming one. One mind in marriage, one mind in who we are to our families and of one mind in God.

#Get Knowledge, seek understanding like your life depends on it. Do this with humility, thankfulness and with love for all people.