Theme for May: Inspiration!
Recently I attended an FYI (For Your Inspiration) Conference in Colorado Springs. Kendra Smiley, one of the seven speakers, talked about living a balanced life. She pointed out every person has “If onlys” and “What ifs”. Regrets and worries for choices made in the past and what may be the future result.
In my parenting classes I’ve had many parents lament, “I’ve done it all wrong. If only I parented differently my kids wouldn’t be (fill in the blank).” STOP right there! From today on, alter your approach. Or as Kendra aptly puts it,”Make the next right choice.” God is not limited by our mistakes or time!
Parenting Tip: Don’t sit in the muck and mire of remorse and anxiety. Get up, wash off, move forward. Trust God. He will help you. Ask Him for His wisdom and He will supply all you need. And that’s a promise.
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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.