Do you know who does?

It is said that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world and I am a great believer in that. After all, most of a mother's values are instilled in her child as she raises him or her.

Medical science tells us that the first seven years of a child's life shape their values, attitudes and habits. So much so that Hitler was quoted as saying, "give me a child until he is seven and he is mine!" The Catholic Church also believed in teaching children in the first seven years and one recalls the old saying, "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic!" The mould has been cast...

During the first years of a child's life, great care should be taken to instil right attitudes and beliefs and the training of that child does indeed shape that person's life. Proverbs tells us that we train up a child in the way he should go and afterwards he will not turn from it...we have to raise them for Christ.

A stable home and marriage and a loving mother who invests her life and efforts into training as well as loving her child is serving the LORD as much as any missionary or preacher. Because of her mothering, there is every chance that her child will accept the LORD at an early age and go on to serve and love Him.

But in today's society many mothers relinquish that role to paid carers and daycare centres. We can only guess what is being instilled by them as they firstly do not love the child and secondly for the most part are secular run institutions.

The hand that rocks your child's cradle does rule the world. Are you rocking the cradle and if not, do you know who does?

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6


  1. I had a comment come through my blog and it was from you saying your blog had been hacke and your URL changed (to I almost sent it to the spam file but thought I'd look a little further. Carefully browsing I found that indeed you had changed the URL so I accepted the comment. I found your blog back in 2010 - yes we've both been blogging awhile. And had shared it with my readers.

    Anyway, it is a delight to rediscover your beautiful blog. The colors and images are just so very lovely and your writing is peaceful, sweet, and so very inspiring. Do keep blogging.

    I had my 80th birthday with a lovely celebration of family and friends in an old inn on the campus of the University of North Carolina. My 5 children graciously hosted it for me. "Growing old is not for sissies" as our aching, failing bodies and minds declare daily. But growing older does have its joyful moments.

    1. Firstly Vera, let me say a belated happy birthday! How wonderful that you had a lovely celebration with family and friends! Yes, growing older isn't for sissies! Thank you for your encouraging words! Blessings, Glenys

  2. truth written here.


Thank you for visiting with me today. I love to hear from you. I may not always be able to reply right away, but I will respond to every comment you leave. Blessings and comfort, Glenys

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