Thursday, March 30, 2017

Old Dog, New Trick

We went to the Teach Them Diligently conference in NW Arkansas over the weekend. It's been several many years since we attended one, so we really needed it as we are heading into teens this year and high school in a year and a half.

That was all good and well, but God actually wanted us there for parenting. 

Isn't it interesting that when we are looking for something to change a person or situation, it's often us God wants to change?

So, it was an encouraging, informative, convicting and entertaining weekend. Yes, things can be convicting and entertaining at the same least in my book.

So, hubby and I came back having repented and realizing we needed to make some changes. We were good.

...but then something happens and you've got to put the new pedal to the old metal.  

It's all great when it's fresh and theoretical, but then when your child actually needs some issues majorly addressed, it's actual work!

It would be easy to fall into routine, but we haven't (so far, thankfully).  We decided to think and pray before we address it instead of just coming down on her which is what we often did. 

I'm also choosing not to deal with it in fear of her response or what others will think, but instead, in faith that God has promised a great plan for mija and this is just one of the lessons/bumps that will lead her into her future purpose (and her current purpose for that matter!).

So pray for us as we consider how to handle this new issue now that we have to be responsible for the new lessons God has taught us!

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