Theme for January: Renewal and Resolution
Verse:

“By faith Abraham, even though he was past age-
and Sarah herself was barren-was enabled to become a father
because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.”
Hebrews 11: 11

Mom’s Musing:
Have you ever been bothered by God making Zechariah mute and deaf after he doubted Elizabeth would bear a child (John the Baptist)?  It has bothered me. Mary was confused about God’s plans too but God was gentle with her. Why?
Recently I had an epiphany. Zechariah, a high priest, was intimately familiar with Abraham and Sarah’s story. It mirrored his. Both couples conceiving in old age after a life of barrenness. Why not believe? But Mary, a virgin, this situation was totally unique. She was open to it, just puzzled.
If moms and dads can live a life of knowing what they believe and believing what they know, their faith will be authentic. Kids want parents to be real.
Parenting Tip: Resolve to dig into Scripture. Be renewed. Walk the talk and talk about the walk with your kids.

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About the Author

Lori Wildenberg is a licensed parent and family educator, parent coach, and co-founder of 1Corinthians13 Parenting.com. 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.