Sunday, June 2, 2013

My Top 3 Parenting Scriptures

The red velvet birthday cake was delicious!

I love posting about my kids.  I reviewed some previous posts and realized that most of them were about our youngest.  With him being 4 years old, it's easy to write about his adventures.  Well today, I'm writing all about my daughter.  The past seven days have been amazing for her.  She turned 11 this week and it's hard to believe how rapidly time flew.  Even though people always tell you to enjoy each moment because they fly by quickly, time still seems to evaporate when raising kids.

Not only did she turn 11, she also:
  • Finished her track season by reaching personal goals in the long jump & 400 events
  • Completed her 8th year of dance with a beautiful recital performance
  • Promoted to 6th grade (middle school-YIKES!)
The activities of this week allowed me to reflect on her beautiful life.  It hit me that in only seven years, she will be an official adult and leaving the nest.  That means only seven years to pour my filtered wisdom into her.  Seven years to move from managing her life to being her "consultant" as God writes a story in her life.  Seven years until childhood ends and adulthood begins.

God's word will guide my parenting actions.  I won't always get it right but in those moments when I don't, I will let her know mommy made a mistake.  I am fighting for her heart. 

Here's my top 3 parenting scriptures:

  • Proverbs 22:6Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
  • Proverbs 29:15
    Wise discipline imparts wisdom; spoiled adolescents embarrass their parents.
  • Ephesians 6:4
    Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.
Our daughter will be the sum total of her experiences.  Every aspect of our teaching will shape her life.  We are the biggest influence in her life. 

Not school.  Not other kids.  Not even teachers.  Us.  (Posted by Renee)


  1. Renee, this post literally brought tears to my eyes when I read it on my phone this morning. I couldn't comment then but what great accomplishments your daughter had this week. The thoughts of having our babies grow up bring a mixture of emotions. (I think about my own daughter). Very appropriate scriptures. Love this post.

    1. Hope,

      Your comments mean so much. Enjoy each and every crazy moment given to you and your kids. Life gets busy and hectic but before you know it, they will be grown and gone. Delight in the blessing they are!


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