Monday, May 7, 2012

Shepherding A Child's Heart - Getting Through to the Heart of the Matter

Getting through to the heart of the matter with your children is much easier said than done. It takes hard work, consistency, and determination to show your children a sincere effort to understand them as opposed to just attempting to control their behavior. I'm so pleased to be reading the insightful  book by Ted Tripp called - Shepherding a Child's Heart  I've gained valuable insight and encouragement through this book and I believe you will too. 

Aside from walking in obedience to God in my life - there is nothing more important to me than my family. He has given me this wonderful husband and these three sweet boys to care for. I cannot do it well enough under my own power - I need God's grace on a daily basis to serve them properly. 

I'm learning to pray over them on a daily basis and to pray my way through the tough times. We have some special circumstances in our family with one boy in particular who needs me full of God's grace and love. I'm learning so much about what that really means as I study this book and share with our online book club. 

Today I'm guest posting for Amanda @ The Pelser's on a controversial - yet critical topic. I do hope you'll join me! Whether you get the book through my affiliate link here on Adventurez or find it at your local library I hope you'll take the time to read it and come back to let me know what you think about it as well. 

Please pray for our family as I work to get through to the hearts of my children 
- I'm happy to pray for yours! 
If you have special prayer requests you are welcome to leave them here or send them to my email 
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Counting to #1000 Gifts and Beyond: 

#261- So grateful for my faithful God Who brings me the information I need 
#262- For friends who encourage and pray 
#263- Daily blessings of love and laughter 
#264- Getting through to little hearts 
#265- Family bonds 
#266- Seeing the Holy Spirit working in the lives of my children
#267- Flowers/ weeds from proud little boys 
#268- Sparkles in the eyes 
#269- Little boy prayers that come from the heart 
#270- Relationships blooming from boys with their Savior 

Gratefully Linking With


Lana Wilson said...

Parenting can be so hard sometimes yet it makes us grow up. I'm thankful to hear about other Moms and Dads who have struggles - it is encouraging to see what we can learn together. :)

Rebecca said...

Parenting - Prayer....two words that are accomplished best - on our knees....I know you stay there, sweet friend! Love you!

Jennifer @ said...

Is that your Bible? Your children are going to really, really cherish that someday. And something tells me they are already reaping the rewards of a mother who soaks up God's Word like that.