Parents: Here’s some empowering news for your parenting journey, courtesy of Mark Batterson (parent, pastor, author of The Circle Maker). This post is an excerpt of Praying Circles around Your Children, which is free to download for a limited time — find out where you can download it after the jump.
My deepest desire and greatest challenge
I want to be famous in my home… Parenting our three children is far more difficult and far more important than pastoring thousands of people.
Just the other day, I said to Lora, “I feel like we’ll finally figure out this parenting thing the same day our kids leave home!”
The truth is, we’ll never figure it out, because children are moving targets. Just when you think you have them pegged, they become toddlers or teenagers or twenty-somethings, and you’re right back at square one. All you can do is learn a few lessons along the way and enjoy the journey. I have discovered one thing, however, that makes all the difference in the world.