Theme for November: God’s character

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights.”
James 1:17a-c

Mom’s Musing:
The theme for October was centered around our identity. For the months of November and December my blog will focus on God and who He is.
The other day my labradoodle (a cross between and lab and a standard poodle), Murphy, and I went for a run. After a block, I realized I had forgotten the all important poop bag. Now it may seem odd to pray about this type of thing but I’m convinced God wants to be a part of everything in his children’s lives-just like I do in mine. So I asked him to prevent Murphy from making a pit stop. God,  the Creator of the Universe, can totally handle this prayer.
After Murphy and I had gone approximately two more blocks, I noticed an empty plastic bag in the middle of the road. The bag seemed to be waiting for us. After a thorough examination, I picked it up and thanked God for his sweet provision.
Parenting Tip: Talk about the times, both big and small, that God has provided for your family. Pray a prayer of Thanksgiving for his good gifts. God is the provider.

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Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 She has written 6 books including Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home; The Messy Life of Parenting: Powerful and Practical Ways to Strengthen Family Connections; and her most recent book, Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation. Contact Lori for your next event or for parent consulting or parent training courses. Lori can also be found mentoring over at the MOMS Together Group on Facebook.

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