Another challenge I constantly face is parenting. I think all parents (of all ages with all ages of kids) would agree: parenting is tough stuff!
Parenting shows you your weaknesses like nothing else! You begin to realize how inadequate you are for the job, even after the first day. (at least, that's my story and i'm sticking to it!)
My deep desire to honor the Lord in my parenting and my passion to see my kids know and love God lead me to continually fall on my face before the Lord confessing these inadequacies and begging for wisdom and guidance. He is faithful. I am counting on it!
As the new year has caused blogs to be filled with goals, resolutions, and problem-solving posts, I have found a few that have encouraged me in some areas of parenting where I struggle.
My friend, Beth, wrote about quality time with her kids. I needed the reminder. Then, a blog I've just started following had this great article today on discipline and the struggles we face as we attempt to do a good job and honor the Lord in it.
Maybe they will encourage you too!