“Our kids, by their existence, make a legitimate spiritual claim on our time, our money, and our focus.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas I was challenged today in how I approach being a Dad. Too often I choose to focus on everything but my kids. Our time is too short with our kids, and there will be years ahead when we will have all kinds of time to pursue other things. I will say that this is one of the reasons I wake up at 4am some days to get a run in as I make an effort to not let my running negatively impact my family. #parenting #sacrifice #responsibility
“When our kids see how we deal with failure, disappointment, frustration, and our own limitations, they are learning.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas #TeachingByExample “The parent must present to the child the beauty of virtue, the nobility and happiness of self-denial, the pleasure that duty brings, and the fear and the favor of God.” – Andrew Murray #TrainingUpChildren
“God designed your children, and he placed them in your care…You are the right person for the job, because God himself has assigned you the task. And he is committed to seeing you through.” – Devotions for Sacred Parenting by Gary L. Thomas
#Parenting #doubts #confidence #Romans
Throughout our lives we experience highs and lows. It’s during the low points that it’s easy to focus on the negative and forget about all the positive things we have or have experienced. We can more easily get through the tough times If we continue to be thankful to God for how He has blessed us. #GiveThanksAlways
Just because you “feel” an emotion does not mean the thought behind it is true. Therefore, to glorify the Lord with your actions, ensure that your emotions are based upon the truth in God’s word. – Healing Negative Emotions
I can’t remember how many times I’ve let myself get stressed out by job. It’s a bit of a reality check to read how meaningless it is in the grand scheme of things to get stressed about one’s work.