DO THIS // DRIVE TIME
While in the car, start a conversation with your kid by asking the following questions. "What challenges are you facing this week? Anything you are nervous about? What would trusting that Jesus is with you facing those challenges look like?" Give your kid some ideas on how to face these challenges by encouraging them to pray, journal, or complete GodTime cards.
PARENTING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO EMPTY
By Amy Fenton
I’m a single mom, managing three kids, trying to take care of my house, the bills, the food, our schedules. I work full time, plus side jobs, and I often find myself parenting dangerously close to empty. I am reminded of a few principles from the book Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion by Wayne Cordeiro that resonate in my parenting, that I want to share.
KNOW WHAT FILLS YOUR TANK AND WHAT DRAINS IT.
Make a list of “Fill” and “Drain” items. Our life, our very soul, has to be filled up in order to pour out. If I were to keep driving my car way past empty, my car would stall. If I only put three gallons of gas in each time I stopped to fill it, I wouldn’t make it very far. We are the same way. Are you putting less in than your giving out? . . .
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