Posted by: vftmom247 | 2012/09/08

Serenity Prayer

The words of the Serenity Prayer keep ringing through my mind lately. You know…or may not…it’s the one that goes
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

All three parts can be a struggle, especially with God in the mix. How do I know what I am supposed to accept or change? Some things are easy….taxes and weather cannot be changed, attitudes can change, both my own and others. Vocations are one of the tricky ones, but children are the absolute trickiest. When should I push, when should I accept, and where, o where is the doggone wisdom to know the difference?

The wisdom comes from what God says, but sometimes the acceptance of what God is saying to me is a whole ‘nother story. I purpose the best we can do as parents is raise our children with values, and hope for the best. And let them know we’re here to help them dig their way out of the hole, with an emphasis on help.

Side note or two – we went to our first German wedding, and I will hopefully get something about that up before hitting the hospital Wednesday for another kidney stone stab. It may go up first on the fledgling Mission blog- the one that is so new that it’s not in quite good enough shape to link to this one yet.



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