On Wednesday night Nate was commenting on a sermon he heard and there was a phrase he said in passing that hit me like a ton of bricks. The phrase was "do we try daily to reach our child's heart".
That phrase haunted me yesterday. But the haunting was for good to bring my mind and heart back to the right kind of mothering.
God deals with us in truth and grace, or to put it another way, in obedience and love. If I don't guide my kids like he guides me then I am taking motherhood into my own hands. That is sin.
So please pray with me as I strive to bring up my children in the "way they should go" and in the "nurture and admonition of the Lord"; not in my own ways and strength.