Being a parent takes some big time discipline, doesn’t it? It also takes a lot of soul searching.
Just this morning I stood, yelled, clapped, and stomped my feet as they called Maxon’s name during the awards ceremony at his school. If I’m honest I even teared up. This kid has worked so hard to get this honor. He studied, completed projects, read constantly, and he did all of this while playing sports. He earned that certificate. I am so proud of him.
Then there is his little brother. My near genius kid and no, I’m not kidding. The boy scores ridiculously high in all areas. I sat down with his teachers just last week and listened while they told me of all his potential and how smart they know he is yet, he goofs off in class. He didn’t make the grade he could have because he would much rather be passing notes and chasing butterflies. That infuriates me. He has a gift and he is throwing it away. Yet, his older brother is working constantly to get his grades.
This morning I read day 21 of the Unglued Devotional written by my friend Lysa TerKeurst. She talks about admitting our own issues.
Ok. Step on my toes, right?
I know I have issues. We all do. I love Lysa’s approach to diffusing situations and retraining ourselves to make internal changes in us since the majority of the time we can’t change the situation that we are upset about to begin with. Her words and encouragement have helped me tremendously. Especially when it comes to said genius child.
You can get a copy of this devotional too. Lysa just released the Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress. It is the devotional to her best-selling book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions.
I am hosting a giveaway for the following:
- Unglued book
- Unglued Devotional
- Set of 4 Unglued key tags
- $5 Starbucks gift card
What better way to get over yourself than with all those goodies and Starbucks?
To enter just comment telling me why you’d like to win. The giveaway will close and a winner will be chosen by Saturday, January 26th at midnight CST.
You will find more giveaways here: Lysa TerKeurst’s Blog.
Also, if you’re interested in talking about Unglued some more, join Lysa on January 29 at 9pm EST – when she’ll be hosting a live, FREE Webcast with Women of Faith’s Sheila Walsh! Visit Lysa’s Unglued book site for details by Unglued Website.