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We've picked out rocks, tended the soil, pulled weeds...all in preparation for the harvest this summer.
As I've been tending the little plants, I can't help but think about my kids.
How have I tended the soil in their lives?
Have I been a good example of the way in which they should go...or have I been more of a "do as I say, not as I do" mom?
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child...
(Proverbs 22:15 ESV)
Just this morning I found Little One hiding behind the sofa desperately trying to cover up evidence of a "stolen" snack after momma said, "No." When confronted, despite the evidence to the contrary, she tried to lie. "I didn't eat the snack, I just look at it." Hmmm...
Those instances are easy to address. But perhaps, there is a bit of folly in my own heart...Did I answer too sharply? Was I too quick to show my frustration? Should I listen more and speak less?
I think I'll use this opportunity to tend my own heart so I can lead my children by quiet example.