just stop writing. I clearly have nothing
But . . . God.
this beautiful thing called mothering. He
instead gave me some very specific re-
following words of Ruth Bell Graham:
Those words seared into my heart and
means that while I do indeed have many
God-given responsibilities, there are
some things which are in God’s area of
expertise. These were things which I had
to stop assuming were mine to impart.
Things which are clearly God’s responsi-
bility are things like:
But wait. If those were God’s respon-
sibilities, what were mine? A quick
survey of Scripture gave me a clear job
My husband and I are responsible for
meeting our children’s basic needs ( 1
my life it meant having an orderly
home, healthy food, appropriate
We are responsible for discipline and
teaching (Proverbs 29: 17). In our
our children and teaching them the
truth from God’s Word.
We are responsible to teach our chil-
dren obedience to authority (Deu-
teronomy 21: 18-19). Authority in-
cludes parents; other adults we allow
to be in positions of authority in our
organizations; the authorities in our
land where we choose to live; and
ultimately obedience to the author-
ity found in God’s Word.
When I adjusted my self-imposed
to find that I was getting some pretty decent marks. My children’s needs are more
than;met;;in;fact,;perhaps;they;have;ar-eas where they have been over-indulged.
My children do well in their school
subjects and are all familiar with God’s
Word. Most can recognize when a person misquotes God’s Word because they
have become very familiar with it. And
show respect to other authority figures
outside our home. There are some areas
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