Okay scaredy cats, so nobody wants to comment about church politics. So let’s try parenting…
I am really enjoying the Grace Based Parenting book by Tim Kimmel. I will be sharing bits from it over the ncxt couple of weeks as I finish it up. I really recommend it.
“Leaving the world nicer than you found it,
making a commitment to a lifetime of learning,
paying attention to what you learn from life’s experience so that you are more valuable to others,
and being committed to developing the potential of as many people as you can..
are general purposes that are good to install in the hearts of each one of your children. When they step into adulthood with these qualities as part of their character, they feel significant. By the way, it’s really not that difficult to build these purposes into your kids. You simply develop these general purposes in your own life. Children embrace what is modeled far more than what they are told. Our good advice carries clout only when it is consistent with our example. As our children notice these wonderful qualities in us, it will be far easier for them to make them their own.”
Good stuff, huh? Kimmel’s grasp on grace and how that truly translates into parenting is amazing me. What do you think? Resonate at all?