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Greetings and welcome to my blog! My name is Lyndsay Lambert, and my heart's desire is for this blog to be an encouragement to younger women, as Paul directed in Titus 2:3-5.

How Great is Our God!

Recently we had the opportunity to visit the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky (a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio). I highly recommend it! It is connected to Ken Hamm and Answers in Genesis, and it is worth the time and effort!

One of the first things we did, after a tour of the grounds, was to watch “Created Cosmos” in their planetarium, which means we were leaned back, looking at the ceiling, and were immersed in the video. In their words, the video “takes  you  to  the  outer  reaches  of  the  universe,  gives  you  a  perspective  of  how  great  God  is  and  how  small  we  are,  and  yet  how  much  God’s  focus  is  on  earth  and  on  us.”

(I’ve found a blog post, Earth in True Perspective, that walks you through the same comparison of the earth and the universe ─ without the spiritual emphasis, but it tells the same story.)

After viewing the movie, someone asked my daughter, Stephanie, how she was, to which she answered, “Feeling pretty small right now!” I could identify!Continue Reading

True Obedience Comes From the Heart

mother and daughter laughingMy husband Tim often tells the story of his mother sending him and his brother outside with sacks to pick up the trash and debris in their yard. They would pick up some and then head inside. His mother would take a look and send them back out. This would happen several times until the yard would finally be completely picked up.

It seems it would’ve been smarter to just go ahead and pick it all up the first time! It certainly would’ve taken less time!

I don’t know why, but it seems to be a human failing to want to do as little as possible (of the things we don’t want to do)—as little as we can get by with.

But that’s really not obeying, is it? So obedience needs to be done completely.Continue Reading

Why Immediate Obedience?

toddle playing with outletLast week I talked about requiring cheerful obedience from our children. Why did we also require immediate obedience?

The child’s safety can be at risk.

I’ve heard stories of children whose lives were saved by immediately obeying their parents. For example, if your young child is not in the habit of listening to your voice and responding immediately, and if you’re not fast enough to catch him, he might inadvertently run into the street and in front of a moving car.

They don’t forget to obey.Continue Reading

What Does Obedience Mean?

parent scholding childI mentioned last week that, when they were young, we taught our children that obedience means cheerfully, completely, and immediately. First, let me say that this idea was not original with us. We heard this definition of obedience from someone else; it made sense, so we adopted it.

We realized that the only command in scripture directed specifically to children was to obey their parents. (See Ephesians 6:1 and Colossians 3:20.) Therefore we thought this must be an important concept to teach our children.

Also we thought it was better to teach them concepts than to try to make them live by all sorts of rules. On top of that, when you’re in the middle of raising children—in the middle of what I call stimulus overload—it’s easy for you, the parent, to forget which rules are currently in effect!Continue Reading