There once was a little girl who followed her mother around all day. Since it was a busy Monday, it began to wear on the young mom’s nerves. Every time she turned around her daughter was right behind her.
Finally in exasperation the mother asked, “why are you constantly following me today?”
She replied, "Well, Mommy, in Sunday class my teacher told me to walk in Jesus' footsteps.
But I can't see him, so I'm walking in yours."
My words and tone of voice convey Jesus to my children on a daily basis.
If my daughter hears me gossiping, what has she learned from my example?
If she observes a critical spirit, what does that teach her about God’s mercy and kindness?
When our children were very young, we decided what words are not going to be acceptable.
Some words we don’t allow (besides the obvious) are:
Hate, stupid, butt
Even though these aren’t really swear words, we decided that they were words that would not bring honor to a conversation.
Teach your children to use words that bring honor to a conversation, you won't regret it.
Keep up the good work, moms. Be encouraged today!