I stumbled upon this article, 10 Lessons on Parenting Little Ones, earlier, and though I don’t have little ones anymore it was a good read. It’s good to be reminded of some things we did right (I can hear the children gasping), things we dropped haphazardly along the way, and  areas where we completely failed. More specifically, I’m glad to be reminded that my kid’s rebellion is, first, against God, not me. In all honesty, it would go far better for them if it were up to me. Lord, thank you for reminding me that my kids have been given to me as a gift – I humbly offer them back to you. I am utterly unworthy. It has been only by your grace that we have survived this far.

a girl with hands up in worship

Lessons in Mercy



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