Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Last night I found this gem.

"How foolish we are to think we are in control.
As parents we are far better off preparing our
children for eternity than for life.
That, I
think, is ultimately the point of classical
education. We are not preparing our children
for careers since we hardly know what career
or careers they will have but rather we are
preparing them to live as servants of God in
this world and beyond."

You can find the rest of the post at Dominion


e-Mom said...

Great quote! Lol, we're definitely not in control. I like to think we have strong influence in our children's lives, but that ultimately, they are His kids.

There's a delicate balance to be struck between exercising our responsibility as parents, and allowing God to work. We are active agents, even as we are receptive to His care. There's kind of a trickle down effect: He parents us, we parent our kids.

Our empty nest has been surprisingly fulfilling. We know we've done our best, and we trust our children's heavenly Father will take over from here.

Congratulations to Joel! C & D sounds yummy.

Happy spring! :~)

LeftCoastOnlooker said...

When I "feel" so in control life spins into such uncontrollable avenues & then I learn that God was in control the entire time & His way was perfect.
One of the things I appreciate so much about the community of belivers that I work with is the dedication to preparing the students for eternity & influencing each other for eternity. There is no better point in my day than when a co-worker says, "do you have a minute to pray?"