Me: Noticing a pair of “dress up” boots in the front of Kayla’s closet that she isn’t allowed to wear to school and realizing that we have been out of town for a few days…“Kayla, did you wear these shoes to school while we were gone?”
Kayla: With a guilty as all get out look in her eyes…“Yes.”
Me: “You do remember our many conversations about how these shoes are not for wearing to school, right?”
Kayla: Same guilty look, “Yes.”
Me: Trying my best to stay CALMMMMMMMM…“And you decided to wear them anyways???”
Kayla: Same guilty look, “Yes.”
Me: “Kayla, you will not watch TV or play with electronics for an entire week.” Calmly walking to my bedroom as to not explode.
I did it. I stayed calm. And I explained to her that I was not happy with her decision.
I couldn’t have done this on my own, y’all. I’m an exploder. This is only a result of prayer, I’m telling ya!
Today’s #1wordwednesday is SCRIPTURE.
Any way I can incorporate scriptures into my daily routine is a help – on the walls, on my phone, on our mirror, etc. And it absolutely helps me to stay calm in moments like this morning.
A friend has recommended a book to me for years and I’ve never actually made myself sit down to get it.
The official overview from google:
Jodie Berndt shows you how to make the Bible a book of prayers that can powerfully influence your children’s lives. You’ll discover how to pray specifically and expectantly for their faith, character, safety, relationships, and future. You’ll gain new, biblical perspectives on God’s purposes for your children. And through the encouragement of the Scriptures and true-life stories, you’ll find out what a huge difference your prayers really make in the lives of those you love most. Discover How to Pray God’s Will for Your Children’s Lives. There’s no place like God’s Word to turn to when you want to pray confidently and effectively for your kids. “Prayers permeated with the Word of God bring about changes in our children and keep us in touch with God’s priorities. This is a wonderful resource that you will want to refer to over and over.” Fern Nichols, founder and president of Moms in Touch International “If I could choose only one book to help me pray for my children, this is it! Not only has Jodie given us a rich treasure of true stories, practical prayers, and relevant Scriptures for our children, but a surprise awaits! In reading this I found my own confidence if God growing. RUN and get this book for moms and grandmoms.” Susan Alexander Yates, author of How to Like the Ones You Love “I know of no one who can speak more authoritatively than Jodie Berndt on praying for your children. Every parent who wants their children to grow into godly men and women should read this book.
I’m most excited because this book aligns with our #Lessin2016 plan and our topic for this month of being more calm and less frustrated with our kiddos – which I obviously need.
To continue our Wednesday giveaways, I’m sending an eBook copy to the first person to comment on today’s post!
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