Lessons From a Kid

fam5.JPGWe had chocolate pudding for dessert tonight. Acadia relished hers with particular gusto, resulting in a pudding-smeared face. As I attacked her with a wipe, she squirmed and fussed and yelled, “I don’t like it when you do that!” I told her that I knew she didn’t like it, but it is good to get clean and she wasn’t able to do it herself.

Right then it hit me that I am just like that when it comes to God making me into the person He means me to be. I don’t like it at the time. It feels uncomfortable. It is often inconvenient and bothersome. I would rather do it myself, in the way I want. But God tells me, “I know you don’t like it, but it is good to be clean and you can’t do it yourself.”


1 Response to “Lessons From a Kid”

  1. March 12, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Amazing what they can teach us when we really take a step back and look at it!
    Will I still see you on Wednesday?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


My blog. Herein read entries related to who and what is important to me. Feel free to leave comments. I feel free to delete them if I don't like them. So there. By reading about my life, readers should expect to begin to see their own lives as increasingly more organized and sophisticated, their homes cleaner and neater.

Why This Blog?

Well, mostly this is for my family to see pictures and read anecdotes about the kids. It's also a venue for telling the story of my struggles and victories in my life as a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a teacher. Occasionally I toss in some weird or touching item that I've found.

What’s Christianity All About?

The Gospel is the news that Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, died for our sins and rose again, eternally triumphant over all his enemies, so that there is now no condemnation for those who believe, but only everlasting joy. [as said by John Piper]

running home’s archives

running home’s most popular posts (over the last 48 hours)

In Case You're Interested...

  • 28,190 clickies to my blog so far (bring your friends!)
MikeHuckabee.com - I Like Mike!

Here’s the Blogring!

Christian Women Online
Blog Ring

Join | List | Random

%d bloggers like this: