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  1. Wish the Fish 11 (love) by louis gander  
    The doctor bills had taken all -
    so money? She had none.
    The off'ring plate had passed her by
    - but not her little son.
    Inside his 'hand', his tiny fin
    where heart and love enjoin,
    a 'clink' had echoed through the church.
    Dropped in, his little coin.

  2. Wish the Fish 10 (compassion) by louis gander  
    But listen? Wish's friend did not.
    Bad habits grew in him a lot.
    He didn't try to change his ways
    and he seemed always in a daze.
    His friend was Catfish, Catfish Jim -
    and habits got the best of him.

    "Just stay away! Leave me alone.
    Your voice has a disdainful tone.
    Don't preach to me and do not call.
    You always think you know it all.
    Keep all your morals to yourself.
    Leave me alone. I love myself.

    So Wish the Fish went on his way.
    And time went on - day after day.

  3. Wish the Fish 09 (integrity) by louis gander  
    To show respect, they all stood up.
    Wish wished this day would pass.
    It couldn't be! But yes, it was!
    The judge was Big Mouth Bass!

    The prosecutor raised his voice,
    "His reputation's filthy!
    He brags, he cheats, he steals, he lies.
    He's guilty, guilty, guilty!

  4. MOM'S BACK-UP PLANS by linzy bruno  
    "Growing up in the seventies; our family life could be described by an expression I've heard that says something about "living by the seat of one's pants......"

  5. How To Influence Your Kids' Behavior by Abby Kelly  
    In order to avoid sin of all kinds, including violent behavior, Scripture tells us that we must instill God's Word in our hearts and keep our lives according to His principles. But how do we do that?

  6. Wish the Fish 08 (charity) by louis gander  
    Then one day something bad occurred
    that took all that he had.
    And that's when Koi could help no more -
    so then they thought him bad.

    So Grandpa Koi, now penniless,
    was nowhere to be found -
    but they demanded he come forth -
    and stop fooling around.

  7. Wish the Fish 06 (patience) by louis gander  
    Now Wish knew moms weren't very fast.
    She'd answer, "Soon." if he had asked.
    He couldn't wait for pie to bake,
    so he, a different route, would take.

  8. Wish the Fish 05 (courage) by louis gander  
    Now Big Mouth Bass, it came about,
    made fun of Wish's friend, the Trout.
    Sarcastically, he bullied him,
    then pushed him hard, again, again.

    The Trout had fallen, hurt his side.
    "I did not do it." Big Mouth lied.
    He threatened Wish with piercing stare,
    "You will not talk. You wouldn't dare."

  9. Wish the Fish 04 (respect) by louis gander  
    In Fish Hook City down below
    the ocean waves and ocean's flow -
    are diff'rent colored fish in schools
    who made a slew of bizarre rules.

  10. Wish the Fish 03 (contentment) by louis gander  
    Wish wasn't mean and wasn't bad -
    but wanted things that others' had.
    So Wish the Fish was not content.
    He had no money. Not one cent.

  11. Wish the Fish 02 (chores) by louis gander  
    One day mom said, "Now do your chores.
    I've done all mine. Now you do yours.
    Go make your bed, then get your broom
    and sweep the seashells from your room."

  12. Wish the Fish 01 (mom's advice) by louis gander  
    ONCE upon a splashing time
    a little fish wished he could rhyme.
    But 'Wish the Fish' lived in the sea
    and seemed to bring calamity.

  13. An Evil That Mothers Do. by Olawale Ogunsola  
    There is a certain act of mothers that amounts to doing evil to the future of their children but many do not know. What then can this be?

  14. An Evil That Fathers Do. by Olawale Ogunsola  
    Do you know that there are certain acts of fathers that amount to an evil one in the lives of their children? It is revealed here.

  15. The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Child (or Anyone) by Pappa Joseph  
    This is a gift all parents naturally have, but the tragedy is that their children don't always discern it, because the parents do not realize they aren't expressing it. Consequently, many children feel a neglect of them by parentsa root cause for the growing number of runaway teenagers each year in the materially developed, but emotionally deprived, countries. It's a basic cause for the growing number of children turning to drugs for a substitute assurance or for a temporary obliteration of the gnawing awareness within them of being deprived of their greatest emotional needof knowing with absolute certainty that there are people who will love them and care for them no matter what.

  16. Desirable Materials by Olawale Ogunsola  
    Many parents who find faults in their children's behavior hold peers' influence responsible. Is every flaw as a result of this?

  17. The Sweat From His Brow by Dennis Miranda  
    Being a father is no easy day in the sun, but who would've thought that raising children, even on to adulthood would be such a labor of love?

  18. The Daily Worries Of A Parent by Ngozi Nwoke  
    Do you find yourself worrying over your children's daily affairs or their future? Parenthood comes with great responsibilities: spiritual, physical and emotional responsibilities. And for an adult to be stable all round, his parents must fulfill their responsibilities. However, these responsibilities turn into daily worries for some parents. This article tells you the root-cause of the anxiety and what to do to avoid it.

  19. And That Is Why by louis gander  
    Children sleep.
    Moms cry.
    Moms lie awake nights.
    That is why.

  20. From the Beginning to ADD by Melissa Owens  
    Sometimes it just takes yielding to the Holy Spirit in order to find the best results as a parent.

  21. From the Beginning to ADD by Melissa Owens  
    Sometimes it just takes yielding to the Holy Spirit in order to find the best results as a parent.

  22. Rams, Ewes, and Lambs by Ramona Cook  
    Jesus has set a powerful example for us as parents and leaders to be a loving guide and protector of those under our care.

  23. Stopping the Root of Abandonment in Our Children by Robin Chisholm  
    Allow the Holy Spirit to guide your parenting in the challenging times of raising your children when they say hurtful comments back at you. The goal is for the root of their inner conflict to be worked through and not allowed to take root.

  24. Vision for Your Child's Childhood by Robin Chisholm  
    Ask God to direct you in setting a vision for your parenting of your child. Envision what your child will tell their children about their childhood. Will it be happy or sad memories? Will they need therapy as an adult to overcome their childhood or have an emotionally healthy adulthood self image?

  25. Vision for Your Child's Childhood by Robin Chisholm  
    Ask God to direct you in setting a vision for your parenting of your child. Envision what your child will tell their children about their childhood. Will it be happy or sad memories? Will they need therapy as an adult to overcome their childhood or have an emotionally healthy adulthood self image?

  26. Are You Getting Your Child Ready for Jail, Hell, or Both by Irma Green  
    Are you training your child in the way you want him/her to be as an adult?

  27. Gratitude, What a Way to Live! by Antje Hill  
    Gratitude is more than looking back. Research shows it can be a way of life like none other. Want more friends, want to live life to the fullest? Try being thankful!

  28. Parenting The Strong Willed Child by Antje Hill  
    Strong willed children tests our patience. It takes help to get through parenting and God is the answer. Strong willed children need our stability and our boundaries.

  29. Lighten Up! by Antje Hill  
    We know laughter is good medicine, but we don't apply as needed. We parents can make a difference by finding things to laugh about with our kids. It's a healing elixir mentally, emotionally and physically!

  30. The Power of Parenting by Antje Hill  
    Time flies. Moments matter in a child's life. They need to know they matter. They need to know their worth. Parents are the powerful force in their child's life that make a difference.

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