Prodigal:  I am having a great time!

Me:  I can tell you are getting a lot of attention.  Let me encourage parents out there today.


This is from the book Parenting From Surviving to Thriving by Charles Swindoll


If you haven’t heard this in a while, let me thank you on their behalf.

Thank you for the many sacrifices you make.  Thank you for doing what is right even when things don’t work out well.  Thank you for saying what may be difficult for your children to accept and for being the truth teller when you’d rather be a pal.  Thank you for loving them when you feel so unloved.  Thank you for fulfilling your role with such devotion and faithfulness, even when you’ve run out of hope, energy, and ideas.  Thank you for the great service you do for all of us in the body, not just your children.




Matthew 5: 3

Blessed are the poor in spirit , for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Jennifer Van Allen

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