Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Little Encouragement

Cindy's talk on the importance of disciplining our kids was great, wasn't it? For those who missed it, we'll have the audio posted soon.

Until then, I have two questions for you.

Have you ever felt like being the perfect parent is impossible? Do you find yourself wanting a Parenting Vacation? Yes? Great - I'm not the only one!

Here are a couple of blog posts meant to encourage you today.

Parenting: The Joyful Impossibility
"It was eleven o’clock on a Sunday night, and I was pulling out of the grocery store parking lot exhausted and overwhelmed. After we had put our four children to bed, later than we had planned, Luella discovered that we had nothing in the house to pack for lunches the next day. With an attitude that couldn’t be described as joy, I got in the car and did the late-night food run. ..."
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Parenting: It's Never an Interruption
"Parenting is all about living by the principle of prepared spontaneity. You don’t really know what’s going to happen next. You don’t really know when you’ll have to enforce a command, intervene in an argument, confront a wrong, hold out for a better way, remind someone of a truth, call for forgiveness, lead someone to confession, point to Jesus, restore peace, hold someone accountable, explain a wisdom principle, give a hug of love, laugh in the face of adversity, help someone complete a task, mediate an argument, stop with someone and pray, assist someone to see his heart, or talk once again about what it means to live together in a community of love. ..."
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Enjoy your Snow Half-Day!

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