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Practical Parenting - Daily Treasure - April 24

  • 2022 Apr 24

Practical Parenting

Sharon W. Betters


We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done (Psalm 78:4).

Dear Friends,

It’s time for our What She Said! Summer Series. I get such great feedback when guest writers share their thoughts on Daily Treasure. It’s a pleasure to welcome back Sherry Bitler as our Guest Writer this week. For many years, Sherry served as Director of Children’s Ministry for her church. She not only developed an effective children’s ministry, but she also started two schools, one traditional and one for homeschooling families. But Sherry did not stop with creating educational options for children, and she saw mentoring young moms as one of her top priorities. In this week’s series, Sherry shares some of the practical parenting ideas she passed on to young moms, but don’t stop reading if you’re not parenting young children. Each day, Sherry encourages readers to consider if we are modeling the very character qualities we wish others exhibited.

I especially liked Sherry’s encouragement for us to laugh more. After the death of our son, Mark, I remembered the Scripture that laughter is good medicine. I decided that every time I watched a television sitcom, I would try to laugh as hard as I had cried that day. In time, I started feeling laughter break the ache in my chest for a few minutes. Throughout our parenting years, I can think of times laughter took over our family at the most inopportune moments, breaking the stress of difficult situations.

Whether you are parenting young children or easing into retirement, you will be encouraged by Sherry’s devotionals this week.

Treasured by Him, 



Learn more from Sherry in these two Help & Hope interviews:

Multiple Sclerosis: When M.S. is Your Constant Companion

Chronic Illness: Living With Purpose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sharon W. Betters is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, pastor’s wife, and cofounder of MARKINC Ministries, where she is the Director of Resource Development. Sharon is the author of several books, including Treasures of EncouragementTreasures in Darkness, and co-author with Susan Hunt of Aging with Grace. She is the co-host of the Help & Hope podcast and writes Daily Treasure, an online devotional.

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