Parenting is hard. It’s an endeavor that takes lots of practice, patience, and hard work. So I’d like to brag on one of my kids for a second and give an example of when practicing what you preach finally pays off. Something happened a few days ago that I’m not to proud of: I was …
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For a brief moment I deserted you,
but with great compassion I will gather you.
In overflowing anger for a moment
I hid my face from you,
but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
says the Lord, your Redeemer.
This seemed like a good verse to start this year with, especially considering the recent shootings in Arizona. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming those shootings on the wrath of God, or his desertion of us. It’s just, there are days, weeks, months, even years sometimes where you feel like life is coming apart at the seams. Our best laid plans start crumbling around us and we wonder “where is God in this?”
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What never ceases to amaze me when I work with adolescents, or when I spend time with my own kids is how easy it is for them to get us (the parents) riled up. It doesn’t take much, a little selective hearing or a little verbal jab…often done innocently…to get us reeling. Next thing we know …
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