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Entry Date: 2013-04-19 15:05:07
Subject: Parenting/Raising/Training/Rearing

Today is one of those days where I could choose to go with the feeling that every parenting thing I do is wrong!  Hard to see kids make bad choices, hard to know that I helped them make a bad choice.  Family is hard.  It is hard to treat others as we want to be treated, especially when we are all made differently.....though we are all made in His image.  Hard when "family" all comes from different places, different hurts, different ways. 

But, I choose to not go down into the pit!  I choose to do my best, which will never be good enough I know, but also to put all of my trust in Him.  All of it, not in my behavior or my kiddos. Hallelujah that His love for me has nothing to do with my performance. 

Then there is that whole deal where you know your kids are doing their best, you are proud of them, and someone else kicks them low.  Man, on those days I need grace.  I am like a banty rooster rather than a mother hen.   I all too well know the plight of the victim.  Don't want to go in that pit either.

So pray for us as we parent.  Pray for the special people that God has given us to help us in training the children.  We are blessed.  I am so thankful that I can trust His provision in my home.  Pray for us to hear His voice and know His way.  Because truth is, I feel pretty stinky at the moment!


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re: Parenting/Raising/Training/Rearing  by Mrs. Kellie on Monday April 29, 2013
re: Parenting/Raising/Training/Rearing  by Starla Rockert on Saturday April 20, 2013

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