Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Smiles for a Moody Teen

"Imagine the harmony in our homes if we were to give encouragement a place of prominence.  Think of what might happen if smiles and hugs for a moody teenager were a more natural response than critical words."
~ Sharon W. Betters
Treasures of Encouragement:
Women Helping Women in the Church 


Maybe I'd even be a less-moody mom!

Lord, help me to be a loving mom, attentive to the needs of my children.  Help me to really listen, to parent without fear and keep my eyes focused on you.  Help me each day to dwell in your word, to sup on rich fare at your table, to come to you empty, ready to be filled.  Fill me, that I might have something of eternal value to give my precious blessings.  

In Jesus' name, Amen.


  1. Thank you, Merry, for sharing this truth and encouragement to reach higher and point ourselves toward Jesus, the one who can help us most in accomplishing this! Difficult days, yet so joyful....if only we didn't have moods (esp. mom ones!). :)


  2. LOL, yes! I try to remember, I'm always modeling, whether I mean to or not. A sobering thought! Merry :-)

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