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Wisdom for the Wise

One good story told to a child,

is better than a night at the movies.


Taking your son or daughter to a baseball game,

is a memory that will last a life time.


Spanking your child is better

than saying don't do that anymore or else.



Taking your family to Church on Sunday

is better than sleeping in.



Bible study each night is better

than spending it watching TV.


The old saying a family that prays together,

stays together,


keeps more family's together than a

trip to the mountains or lake.


Written 6-23-11




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  1. Date: 8/21/2011 10:12:00 PM
    A timely verse to cure some of society's ills dear James. And yes, the bible is fascinating when you take the time to understand.

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 6:33:00 PM
    you have got all of the above right on James. If only more people did. Thanks

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 10:44:00 PM
    I see you are a very religious man! It's too bad I am so addicted to TV!! Very nice words to show us. And YES, please soupmail me the maidrites recipe!! My sis says they use coca cola in it or something like that. But not sure.

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 2:58:00 PM
    What a great dad you are if you follow the rules of this poem. Loved it (except for the spanking). Love, joyce

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 12:34:00 PM
    I agree with these..Good advice...One needs to not switch too much though..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 6:58:00 AM
    Sweet write on what my gran called 'good old fashioned values', James - in this country, parents aren't even allowed to spank children anymore.