Excerpts from Loving Our Kids on Purpose

Loving Our Kids on Purpose

The reason that many of us have an Old Testament parenting model is that we are still living in an Old Testament paradigm that builds an external structure to protect us from the powers of sin and death, instead of activating the power of God within us to do so. We still believe that sin is more powerful than we are. When children grow up in an environment where their parents are scared of sin, they learn to fear failure. All the methods by which they deal with their kids seem to build fear instead of love. As they work to eliminate opportunities for sin, parents develop an expectation that their children live a mistake-free life, and the goal of parenting becomes teaching obedience and compliance. As a result, their children miss the whole lesson about freedom.

Wackado pees

After pouring some apple juice for Karina, Cait pipes up “I ha wackado pees?”

After repeating a couple times I realized she was saying “can I have apple juice please?”

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Who do you like more

Caleb pipes up from the back seat, “Mommy, Tallie’s talking really mean to me.”
Tallie rejoins,”that’s because he asked me who I like more, Steve or Maddie.”

note: steve is the homeless friend of Tallie that they are having a goodbye party today for.

– Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Location:SE 14th Ave,Canby,United States