Thursday, January 13, 2011

Parenting Encouragement

"I felt like I had nothing left to face the next day of a thousand sibling battles, a thousand authority encounters, a thousand reminders, a thousand warnings, a thousand corrections, a thousand discipline moments, a thousand explanations, a thousand times of talking about the presence and grace of Jesus, a thousand times of helping the children to look in the mirror of God’s Word and see themselves with accuracy, a thousands “please forgive me’s,” and a thousand “I love you’s.” It seemed impossible to be faithful to the task and have the time and energy to anything else...." -Paul Tripp
Have you ever felt like this? I have. This morning, as a matter of fact.

Friends, I had to share this link with you all ... for encouragement about finding joy and grace "in the impossibility of it all," read the rest of his post here - The Gospel Coalition blog.


  1. I've read your blog for a while...finally writing a comment.
    I just love this post. Thank you for sharing it!

    I've loved reading your blog, too!

  2. That is so true.
    And the thing is, if we do not aim for this day after day we will not teach our kids what we want them to learn. Clear consistent boundaries. I need to print this out and stick it on my fridge... and my bathroom mirror... and my handbag...!

  3. thanks for posting this, Jen. Paul Tripp encourages me so much. Have you read The Quest for More? Life changing.

  4. Thanks SO much for sharing this!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am a new mom of an 11-month-old, and I love it... but I am also struggling with weariness and boredom from being home alone all day with an adorable little one who can't talk yet. :) And I feel ashamed for feeling this way... and then I read that article, and GRACE. I so need it. I can't do it without Him. Thank you, Jennifer.



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