Every morning on the way to school, I pray with my kids. They expect it, and they remind me if I am in one of those haphazard can’t see straight moments- because it means something to them. You should hear the urgency in my son’s voice if we haven’t yet […]
Below is writer and blogger Crystal Towery Scott’s (http://agreateryes.wordpress.com) latest review, Praying Circles Around Your Children, By Mark Batterson — Join us at FB for a live discussion on praying for your children at: https://www.facebook.com/ShapingYourIdentityInMotherhood?ref=hl I want to begin by saying that this little book will change the way […]
I bet you love to watch your children sleep…I know I do. I love to pray for them while they are sleeping and sometimes I need some specific direction in terms of knowing what to pray. Tonight, I’m going with the prayer on teachability–a willingness to learn and grow taken […]
When I was a teenager, I had a bunch of sappy posters with inspirational sayings taped up like, “Sail on to the end of your dreams,” “Take your passion and make it happen,” from Flashdance, my all time favorite movie in high school, and many more sayings that I won’t bore you with. (Thank you Hallmark store for having provided the wall decor during that oh-so important time.) But there was one poster hanging with a saying that we all know is true that I find myself thinking about, not only in my own life but in the lives of my children: “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” In layman’s terms: don’t give up.
Endurance: withstanding lasting difficulty.
Courage: persevering with confidence in spite of difficulty, danger, pain or fear The Cowardly Lion wanted it desperately. We saw him clutch his tail and wipe his runny nose, sobbing, often running and hiding during outbursts of weakness. Expressing his fear meant that he was getting closer to unearthing the […]
A friend of mine says that we are imperfect people trying to raise perfect kids. When I get hung up on the imperfections that I see in myself and in my children, it helps to commit those areas of weakness to prayer. An attribute I like to pray for in […]