A New Beginning

Hey moms! I know–it’s been a while since my last blog, but–honestly—life just got too crazy. Are you with me??? I love this pic of my youngest grandson’s team. I think it’s how we all feel! Totally bonkers on some days!!!
I know you are all with me on this.
So, I’m going to try a new format with my once a week blog and see how that goes. Of course, your feedback is always welcome.
AND that brings me to my thought for the day–new beginnings. I’ve been teaching a parenting class this fall and it’s been so much fun! I LOVE all my sweet moms–they are all ages, which is fabulous–great mentoring going on—plus they make me smile each week as we share our hearts about our precious kiddos.
This morning we talked about taking an honest look at our families and, when we realize we’re not headed in the right direction in one or more area, it’s time to STOP and start over.
We looked at this verse in Jeremiah 18:3, in The Message: “So I went to the potter’s house and, sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on truned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are workig with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot.”
WOW! What a neat concept. When something you are working on (in this case, your kids) is not going in the right direction, simply START OVER. I love that. Maybe you’re in a rut with begging your children to clean their rooms or allowing them to talk sassy or whatever–well, this is the day to stop it. Call a family meeting and say, “We’re starting over and from this day forward you will….(fill in whatever you need to fill in).”
New beginnings are such fun and a way to refresh your life. Give your kids the opportunity to GROW by sharing with them, in an honest and kind way, the ways they are not living up to their God-given potential in their behavior.
Have a super duper great week.
Hugs to you all! Chrys
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