Teach your children…

In the New Living Translation, Proverbs 22:6 reads, “Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it.”

Yesterday was a difficult day out on the Bishop Compound… at least for our house.  I had a meeting yesterday that was very draining in so many ways.  Much time in prayer was spent by me and many others over this day.  I know that many more hours will be spent praying over the results from yesterday’s meeting.

As we were finishing up dinner, I received a phone call from Valerie’s Fast Pitch Softball Coach.  He informed me that she was selected to be on our County’s All-Star “A” team.  I was so excited to tell her the good news!  It was when she called her Mom that she was reminded of a trip already planned for vacation at the same time as the tournament.

After Valerie talked with her mom, we sat and talked.  As we were sitting at the table I said, “I tell you what…” and I reached out my hand to her. 

She immediately interrupted me as she took my hand and said, “I know what you are going to do.” 

I asked, “What?”

She responded, “Pray!”

And pray is what we did as we held hands. 

I’m blessed to have such a wonderful daughter who loves God.  I want more than anything for her to remain on the right path in life.  We talked about difficult things and decisions we all have to make in life.  She’s ready and willing to give up a trip to the beach in order to play in this tournament that she hopes will lead her to the State tournament. 

This is the first of many tough lessons for her to learn in trusting God and looking to Him as her Provider and (I would assume in the words of Jayme) looking to Him as her Decision Maker… Dream Giver… Tear Taker…


2 thoughts on “Teach your children…

  1. …Valarie is such a beautiful soul. She will no doubt know, love and follow the Dream Maker, and when His name is Tear Taker …she will cling to him for dear life. Why? Because she has a clear example…in YOU!


  2. I am so blessed by my 2 boys,8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. I am so proud of each and every one of them. I am blessed in the way “the world” does not understand. I want to include Lori’s 2 also. With the cats we could almost fill the ark!

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