Category Archives: Parent/Child Relationships

Can Brokenness Be Healed?

We all want to be tough. Sometimes when we look tough on the outside, others can see the brokenness inside. As our kids grow, they want to be independent. They act tough because they want their parents and peers to think they can handle life on their own. God did not create us to handle life on our own. He created us to need Him and others. We try to protect our kids. We wish we could bandage the brokenness they have like we use to bandage a scraped knee but as they get older, the wounds get so much deeper. We need a God, a heavenly parent to heal our wounds and to allow Him to heal the wounds of our children.

Read from a teen’s perspective.

Have You Taken Time To Be Still Lately?

The Most Beautiful Rainbow

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will.
You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time.
You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.
You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did.
You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love.
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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Psalm 46:10 (AMP)

10 Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!

Read Mark Gregston’s take on being still in this busy world and the pressures of parenting.

Be still and see the Rainbows, Symbols of God’s Promises.

No this next one is not a duplicate.

It seems like the rainbow pictures are endless just as the Promises that God has for us are also endless. Have you read some of His Promises lately or claimed them in your life?

 

 

Are Children Always A Reflection Of Their Parents?

We often think our children are a reflection of us, but that is not always the case. Sometimes they choose to go against everything they have been taught, everything we stand for and even everything they know. Why? We don’t always know why, but don’t let their behavior destroy you. When we stand before God, it will be us not them that God sees.

We often worry about what others are thinking or saying. That does not matter either. They are not the ones we have to stand before. God knows our intention and He knows the part we played in the choices our children make. God knows our heart and we are to please Him not people. They do not always know our heart. We just need to continue to walk in all the light we have and let God do a work in our children. God can work in the areas where we have failed. We must trust God to also work in the areas where our children have failed.