I added some photos you might enjoy – a morning view of the Sea of Galilee, and an old-fashioned hornbook from which students learned to read. How textbooks have changed! I also revised the poem.
(Proverbs 3:13, 5:23, 13:24; Col. 3:21)
As I wonder at the wonder of God
I realize how a facade
On the part of parents for their children
Can lead to journeys flawed.
Discipline lacked and folly gained
So what if an offender complained?
Better that authority set the bounds
Early in a child’s life
Patterns begun by husband and wife
Correcting with love, careful and swift
Avoids later strife.
“Firm, but kind,” must persist
Or opportunities will be missed
Show in your home the wisdom of God
Correct your progeny with love
Follow the example of our Maker above
Trust in Him, for He knows all
Do it because — He said so.