The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts.
~ Proverbs 17:3 ESV
My children have taught me a great deal about parenting. For instance: when I was a starry-eyed parent-to-be I said things like, “I’ll never yell at my children. I’ll never say, ‘because I said so.’ My child will never do that.”
Are you chuckling yet? I certainly am.
My children have been great instructors in humility. I have been tested repeatedly. Sometimes I fail. Being a parent has provided insight into how our Heavenly Father looks at us. To Him, we are like growing children—lovable, learning and fallible. He extends us grace when we fail and trains us that we might be better equipped for the challenges ahead.
About 6 weeks ago, my child had to write a short blurb for school about what she’d do if she…
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