IN THE WORLD:
* Suicide bomber in Kabul during rush hour kills at least 80
* Kathy Griffin apologizes after disturbing pictures of her holding bloody head made to look like Trump
* Tennis player banned from French Open
* Jet Blue fire caused by lithium laptop battery
IN THE WORD:
This Week’s Verse: Colossians 3:24
…since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Wherever there is vision, there is also a life of honesty and integrity ~ Oswald Chambers
IN MY LIFE
I was truly the epitome of mom taxi yesterday: our kids had their first swim team practice, then I took my daughter to the mall for her first solo mall friend hangout (with a high school friend from her youth group), then my son went camping with his 5th grade leader and then we picked my daughter up so she could have dinner with her former church leader.
As we race into the teen years with our two kids, I’m realizing it isn’t for the faint of heart. I’ll be honest, I’ve had serious doubts about myself as a mom lately, but I’m doing my best not to let the enemy of our hearts steal my joy.
As such, I’m also enlisting trusted friends to speak into the lives of my kids. Let’s face it, they don’t always feel like talking to us in these times, much less confiding in us. That’s why I’m constantly reaching out to trusted mentors, teachers and church leaders to not just speak into my kids’ lives, but to spend time with them socially. It’s also important to have them fill the gaps where they can, especially in areas of interest my kids have that might not be in my wheelhouse.
Only time will tell how effective this technique is, but I know it’s a lifesaver for me right now and I know it will pay off in dividends in the future.
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