Friday, March 15, 2019

Guarding Our Children

“God...made childhood joyous, full of life, bubbling over with laughter, 
playful, bright and sunny. We should put into their childhood 
days just as much sunshine and gladness, 
just as much cheerful pleasure as possible. 

Pour in the sunshine about them in youth. Let them be happy, 

encourage all innocent joy, provide pleasant games for them, romp and play with them; 
be a child again among them.  God's blessing will come upon your home, 
and your children will grow up sunny-hearted, gentle, 
affectionate, joyous themselves and joy-bearers to the world.” 
― Rev. JR Miller

We live in a world that is moving fast in technology, faster then I can keep up with.
It spins my head to hear of the things a smart phone or I-? can do. 

I don't keep up with it!  I have nothing against having these things, but we must 
set boundaries, and restrictions on these electronics that we have in our homes and in 
our hands.

I read a new-paper article  suggesting different ideas for all these electronics on how to limit your time and such, it was all good.  But as  parents we must beware of the dangers. Oh, how we need to guard our homes, and our children with these types of things.

It is no difference in setting restrictions on your T.V. ( We don't have one) or movies you may let or not let your kids watch. Before we trust handing our child a smart phone or I-? ~ think again.  We are handing that sweet innocent child this world and all it's filth.  We would not hand our child things that would harm them physically (drugs or alcohol), or let them drive a car before we knew they could handle it.

Children can not make a wise decision with the phones or I's they are children.  Wisdom, understanding, and maturity that comes with age.  Let's teach them the dangers and how to stay away from them.

As they get become an older teen look at your options such as text and talk only phone.  Another idea is a place called  Accountable 2 You It's not only a great thing to do for your older teen phone, but it is great to have it on all your devices (phones,tablets, I's, laptops at work and home) for each husband, wife and your older teen.  This allows you to keep track where you family is visiting...and even all texts. It makes your family to be accountable to each other.

Here's a post that really covers more on the danger of the phones in children hands.
Rattlesnakes in hands of our children.


Children need hugs, books to read, playing ball in the yard, sandboxes, trees to climb, creeks to wade, building forts, bake nights, homemade tents, camping, took fishing, mud pies, and yard games.  They need our time and time = LOVE!

Hugs to all of you, lets take extra steps to protect our children.
If you already do ~ good for you!

Simply Farmhouse.

Matt 19: 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.


  1. I agree with everything you said here. Our daughter is grown but she has two preteens and worries about all of these same concerns with them. The biggest thing right now is, why can't we have a phone, all our friends have them? It is not easy being a parent,sometimes you just have to be the bad guy . . . And hope that they will one day know that you were really being the good guy.

    1. Thank you Connie, yes they do feel that way and use it to put the presser on the parent. It isn't easy to raise kids today. They will understand when they mature and gain understanding. Hugs!

  2. This is an excellent reminder of this topic. I just read something yesterday about the new 5G systems they're putting in and I didn't like what I read. The frequencies are so high that people are getting sick being around the transmitters. I know people love their technology, but I don't think that's a good reason to rush into it with open arms all so quickly.

    1. Thank you Leigh, OH MY! I could not handle that frequencies. Yeah, I don't rush out and get the latest of nothing. I am content with my simple phone and life. HUGS!!

  3. I love this post. I really dislike families that think getting the kids all the latest tech is going to give them happiness. It makes me cringe. How about a romp in the mud?

    1. A good romp is the mud is great! Mud pies are the best! Thanks for visiting. HUGS!!

  4. I love your post and always your blog. You have such a great way with your words. This is all so true.

    1. You are the sweetest friend ever! Hugs, I hope you are feeling better. You my friend need a very warm sunny spring day that latest over a week. I need that too.

  5. Excellent ideas on how to deal with the issues that are plaguing parents and children alike today. The advance of technology is determined to take away our ability to think and reason. It is like putting a rattlesnake in the hands of a child! Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom and warning today!


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