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JDM has received repeated requests for Junior's quips, sayings, analects, even hilarious one-liners, to be compiled into a book or webpage. It is often commented how these concise remarks replay in the mind for years to come, giving simple humor or piercing perspective or new growth. In response, Junior will be publishing a regular quote here. (All content sitewide is the intellectual and copyright property of JDM. All rights reserved.)


Children/teenagers will audition various roles. I do not mean the drama program at school, but the drama unfolding in their existence. Through trial and error, observation and feedback, they learn what roles squeeze the most out of their environment. Do not squeeze or suffocate them in return; do not succumb to the theater they create; do not play roles of your own. With calm assertiveness, coach them towards balance and multidimensionality.




Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by showing favoritism or indifference to any of them], but bring them up [tenderly, with lovingkindness] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
(Ephesians 6:4  AMP)

The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable...
(Proverbs 15:2  NASB)