Thursday, April 16, 2009
Zoo Keeper for LIFE......
Sometimes I feel like were in a ZOO.
Sometimes I feel like I have 4 wild animals that live in this house.
The kids AND I are sick right now and I feel a little HOUSE-TRAPPED!
I feel like they are BORED and am REMINDED of TRAINING....
In times like these I feel like a CRAZY WOMAN trying to just DEAL.
An animal trainer TRYING to train these little souls.
In honor of THIS FEELING, I thought I would remind MYSELF of what the bible says about TRAINING your kids:
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.
Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.
This kind of training REQUIRES CONSTANT DILIGENCE...
So much in fact that, lets be honest, sometimes we feel like were failing.
I always struggle with the feeling of "Im not doing enough".
Maybe its actually ME who needs more training....
More training in TRAINING our kids!!!!