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Parents! The work entrusted to us is holier than we know. The precious instrument, so delicate, so wonderfully made, so marred by sin already, and so exposed to its power, is of such inconceivable worth. To take charge of an immortal soul, to train a will for God and eternity, surely we ought to shrink from it.
But we cannot.
If we are parents, the duty is laid upon us. But, thank God! Sufficient grace is prepared and promised, too!
If we do but give up our home and our life to God for Him to come in and rule, He will Himself take possession, and by the gentle influence of His Holy Spirit bow their will to Himself.
~Rev. Andrew Murray, 1887, The Children For Christ
My brother, Joel, takes awesome photos with his phone. He let me "borrow" this one - as I haven't been outdoors in awhile. We are all still so sick (flu??) here - in our home. Please pray for us, if you think of it.
*** PS: The Mugs & Muffins GIVEAWAY ends, tonight! You still have time to enter...until 10:00 PM, EST.
Update: Both Caleb and Aubrey were to the doctors yesterday. Caleb has Strep. Aubrey just has a bad virus.. the rest of us just need to hang in there and see what happens next.