LUKE 7:36-50 A woman shows her
thankfulness to Jesus for
forgiving her and loving
her no matter what.
Who loves you? Jesus loves me.
Add some bathtub crayons to bath time this month. Encourage your child to draw long lines. Look at the lines together, and talk about which line is the longest. Say, "Wow! Those are some long lines. Do you know Jesus' love is longer than the longest line? It's true! Jesus' love never, ever, EVER ends!"
“How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”
Ephesians 3:18, NIV
BASIC TRUTH: Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
From Parent Cue:
HOW TO LOSE (AND GAIN)
INFLUENCE AS A PARENT
By Carey Nieuwhof
Influence is something to pay attention to no matter what stage of parenting you're in, because ultimately every parent is on a journey from control to influence. We start out with almost complete control of a child's life, but by the time our sons and daughters are eighteen, and ready to face life on their own, all we have left is influence.
This raises an important question: How exactly does influence work? It works like this:
We listen most to the people we love the most.
Our kids inevitably do what you and I do: they listen most to the people they love the most. This means that as a parent, you need to establish an authentic, healthy relationship with your son or daughter if you hope be an influence in their lives.
Influence is easy to lose but takes time to build up. Read more for five ways to gain influence as a parent . . .