One of my greatest memories growing up was a certain Christmas where I got the perfect trifecta of gifts! When I was seven I got an erector set, a wood burning kit and lawn darts! Can you imagine an ADD kid with lawn darts! Anyway, I loved each of those gifts and still wish I had the lawn darts!
Now, in today’s world, I think you can go to jail for using one, if not two of those gifts. In our progressive culture we say those gifts may hurt someone if used improperly. Well, with that in mind, here are three gifts you should never give your kids and no, lawn darts aren’t one of them.
1. You Should Never Give Up
Parenting is tough. It isn’t an easy road and it’s a never ending journey. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing journey and a joyful road however, from time to time, we feel or have felt complete and utter exhaustion. It’s at that moment when we need to turn to Galatians 6:9 MSG. "So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit.”
Parents, we should never give up! I know it’s easy to think “I am the only parent in the world who has a teenage daughter who is 'always right' or I am the only parent who has to remind their child 17 times to take out the trash.” I love doing parenting conferences where I ask parents to raise their hands if they have experiencedRead More