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Trust is Earned…Respect is Due — 6 Comments

  1. You made me thing about how I react to those around me… yes I teach my children to respect, even though they may not agree. Of course in this world there will be trials and tough things come our way. We can choose to respect, agree to disagree. But in our hearts we must not be sitting on a fence. We are called to love one another. Thanks for sharing…. very very important for us parents to remember.

    • I like the way you said that…”in our hearts we must not be sitting on a fence.” I hope you don’t mind, but I might just use that with my munchkins! It’s a great way to put it!

  2. Thank you for your thoughtful post. You have a way of saying what needs to be said. I follow your blog regularly. Sometimes you make me laugh, your children are adorable, and I learn about farm life (I live near Seattle, Washington.) But sometimes you simply hit the nail on the head.

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you visit often and that you commented! I like to know that what I write is meaningful to others as well as myself. I find that there’s so much growing and sorting out that I have to do as a parent–it’s such a journey! My children are a blessing in and of themselves, but they are a blessing TO ME as well–forcing me to grow and reach stretch…more than I ever imagined.

  3. Thank you for your words of wisdom and advice in training up children. My oldest son, he is 8yr old, does not accept simple answers. He thinks critically and deeply about everything; he holds me to my word; he is literal to the extreme. He is honest and always knows what he is about. He has an answer every time I ask, “what were you thinking?!” I have learned to only ask if I really want to hear his honest answer. He challenges weak answers and ill-formed instructions.
    So, who he is has also challenged me as a parent and person to know what I am about, and to weigh every word that leaves my mouth. I am still growing in this.
    You’re posts are so encouraging to me and spur me on as I know someone else understands and is on a similar path as mine and can offer sound advice.
    This post is especially applicable in light of the social issues arising today, and the continual push from communities that we acknowledge, affirm, and approve of their sinful attitudes and decisions even though they are in direct opposition to scripture and our own beliefs.

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