Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Passing it on Today

Ok, I have no thoughts of my own today, haha. Instead - this is such a darn good read. We read it during our Sunday night fellowship group as a response to one of the mother's asking how it is possible to always respond like Christ to whining begging demanding children. It is quite lengthy, and so I started copying and pasting some good tidbits here, and honestly just about copied the whole thing. Take some time to read for yourself, and tell me if you are not a little more relaxed after you read it!

Jim Fowler - Some Thoughts on Parenting

What I learned from this:

When you have a good day, don't try to figure out the formula. Instead, thank God for the good day. When you have a bad day, don't re-live it and try to figure out what you could have done differently. Just thank God for grace and a new day tomorrow. Stop focusing on getting kids to a certain spiritual point by the time they reach 18. Allow Christ to work through you, and they will learn more by what they see you reflect than what you say. You may not be able to "save them", but they will never be able to deny that their lives were inaugurated in the right direction, and that will always be part of them, whether they choose to accept or deny it for themselves. 

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