Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lord, What's Up?

"OK, Lord, what's going on here?" Stevie asked aloud. "I'm not the perfect parent, but I'm certainly not a disinterested, neglectful parent. And I've been doing especially well since Jon left. I've been spending time with the kids—lots of time. I don't work in the evenings anymore and seldom on weekends. I attend their school events as often as I can. I make sure the three of us have dinner together most evenings. I help them with their homework. I read to them and pray with them at bedtime...."

"But, Lord, you know I can't go to school with the kids and choose all their friends for them. As hard as I try, I can't monitor everything they read or listen to or watch on TV. I can't get inside their heads and delete the ugly, destructive thoughts the devil plants there. I'm doing everything I know to do. How am I supposed to keep Shawna and Collin from getting swallowed up by the world like Dougie was?"

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