Storm series part 1 ~ Teaching our children

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I laid awake one night, enjoying the ironic peacefulness that comes during storms and just marveled at His wondrous ways.

I know not everyone find peace during thunderstorms, and honestly I didn’t always either.

And my memory was quickened to that fear I once had of storms. A fear that was brought on so young. A fear that lasted throughout my childhood and into early adulthood.

A fear that my own mother instilled into me.

Intentionally? No.

As a small child, I recall sitting around the living room one evening during a pretty fierce Thunder/Lightening storm, initially we were talking of the different phrases for Thunder/Lighteningand mom was telling us girls about some family (I do not recall if she knew them personally or not) that had lost their home to a fire that was caused by lightening.

I know that my mother only meant it to be a teachable moment. She would have never intentionally instilled that fear into me or my sister.

But fear was instilled. From that day forward.

How do we use teachable moments with our children?

Are we careful with how we teach them?

Our children are vulnerable, and look to us for guidance…

How are we guiding them?

Come back next week, as I share more about fear of storms.

Linking Up with Pieces of Amy

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About multipurpose-mom

Stacey is a: Saved by Grace, God fearing, Bible believing, Child of the King! In her chaotic world of full time employment, being a wife, raising 5 boys, laundry, dishes, carpool, PTSA, and on and on: She is STILL trying to fulfill God's call in her life.....to share her story, her battles, her triumphs, and testimonies of being a teen mom from a drug addicted home, to being the not so perfect wife and mother she is today! Her prayer is to lift up and encourage others through the words that God lays before her! In her chaos she has learned, she is not just a wife and mother.....she is a taxi driver, a nurse, a referee, a counselor, a maid, a cook and so much more...she has MANY purposes! Welcome to Multipurposemom.com, Here we hope you find strength, humor, tears, and tangibility for your journey....whatever it is! Please feel free to comment (we LOVE comments) and if you are blessed, please won't you share the blessing with others! Thanks for Visiting! In Christ!

2 responses »

  1. My poor kids had that lesson instilled in them last year by a STORM when lightning struck OUR HOUSE!!! I have to intentionally act nonchalant whenever it starts raining now because my kids are on such high alert. But I’m pretty sure that’s the only area I do that, every other area I have to MAKE myself not lead them to be anxious, this blog is speaking to me! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with me!

  2. Pingback: Storm Series Part 2 ~ Rest in Him « Multipurp0se-m0m

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