Grow Elementary Update
March 5, 2018
DO THIS // BED TIME
Read Genesis 13:5-18. Think about a situation that happened recently where you didn't think something was fair. Did you push to get what was “fair”? What would happen to your relationships if you did? Pray for each other and ask God to give you the grace and wisdom to know when to let go of what’s fair in order to make peace.
THE ART OF DISCIPLINE: MAKING IT HELPFUL
By Gina McClain
One thing I’ve learned about kids is that I cannot control their actions. There are times when I try. There are times I guide, nudge, remind, even harass . . . Yet in the end, they decide what action they will take. Not me. I don’t know about you, but that really gets under my skin. So I have to actively pray for guidance and patience. Recently, I was reminded of these words in Ephesians 4:29:
“Don’t say anything that would hurt another person. Instead, speak only what is good so that you can give help wherever it is needed. That way, what you say will help those who hear you.” (GW)
It’s a timely reminder for me that my role as mom is to fight for the heart of my kids and to create a culture of unconditional love in my home that fuels their emotional and moral health. It’s especially important to remember in the more difficult moments, like when trying to discipline. Approaching discipline in a helpful way takes a lot of Practice, Planning, and Patience . . .
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