Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

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When We Mess Up

“Mess up” is admittedly a euphemism. It is a term we often use to avoiding taking  the full brunt of failure as a parent. For me, it is a personal term, as in, “I can’t  believe I messed up again.” It is a phrase I said far too often as a parent, and thought even more often. Messing up, or more precisely, sinning and falling short of God’s best, is a fact of life for parents. Prayer and good intentions will never eliminate failure from your parenting. Because this is true, we have a natural, fleshly tendency to become comfortable with these failures – hence the euphemistic term “mess up.” Most of the posts on the blog have to do […]