Planting Seeds and Throwing Rocks


parental discipline
February 13, 2011, 8:43 pm
Filed under: Fighting Boredom

Spiritual disciplines such as fasting, prayer, study, and solitude are the pursuits of many Christians.  Richard Foster’s classic “Celebration of Discpline” is a standard for many faithful.  I encourage everyone to pursue them and make them a part of your life.  Restraint helps you enjoy freedom.  Routine helps you enjoy spontaneity.  Or you can just have multiple children.  Like a monk or nun, you will HAVE to get up at dark hours and perform mundane, daily (hourly?) rituals.  And you won’t have any choice.  You won’t be able to hit the snooze.  You won’t be able to call it in.  You won’t be able to start (restart) on Monday.  Kids have to be fed, changed, attended to, blocked, and reminded.  And you have to watch your words – angry ones, foul ones, strong ones, stupid ones.  Yeah…so…ok that’s it. 

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we just borrowed one of marshall’s dog crates for our new puppy and we’ve been tempted to put Caleb in it. It’s been rough with him lately. terrible 2s already? I think it’s just him- he’s always been strong-willed.

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