Saturday, November 9, 2013

Give Them Grace

There are scores of parenting books available, and I've read more than a handful of them.  Often looking for that "formula" that will enable me to raise daughters who won't make the mistakes that I've made, and maybe even, won't make mistakes.

But if I've found any formulas in the pages of those books, not much has really stuck in my mind.  And while I do have some very amazing wonderful daughters...there is one big thing they inherited from their Momma.  We are selfish, broken sinners. 

Last spring I read Because He Loves Me with GraceLaced and Grace Full Momma and gleaned so much from the book.  Some of what I read in that book has even changed the way I mark up my Bible.  But most of all, a deeper understanding of who I am because Jesus loves me has changed the way I think and live.  Elyse Fitzpatrick wrote in such a way that I am sure the book was written specifically for me.
Looking for a book to read this fall, I decided to see what our library had of Elyse Fitzpatrick's books.  There were two, and the one that really caught my eye was this Give Them Grace, dazzling your kids with the love of Jesus.

Oh the load that has slipped off my shoulders.  It isn't for me to find a formula to ensure that my daughters follow Jesus and live a life of sweet joy, peace and love.  It is for me to show them the grace that has been showered upon me, upon each one of us, and to continually point to Jesus.


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