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“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

– Matthew 5:5 {ESV}

“Ok, sweet girl, we are going for a ride,” I said to my 7 year old niece..

“I’m ready, Aunt Laura,” she replied with a big smile while sliding her Mickey Mouse sunglasses onto the top of her head.

I gasped.

“She just slid her sunglasses upon her head exactly like I’ve done a hundred times. Melissa is imitating—me.

That was a wakeup call, a little thump of humility from the Holy Spirit. This precious one was watching my every move. Her tiny, impressionable mind was taking notes on the way I dressed, how I treated the waitress, the way I spoke to my husband, and so much more.

Terrified by the enormity of it, I prayed for wisdom. God revealed that children grasp more of what is “caught” than “taught.”  It stirred me then—and now— to live a life that clings to Christ.

Today, ask God to help you see your family through a child’s eyes. What things are causing them to grow or stumble?


 ~ Resource of the Day ~

Grace Based Parenting


This is Day 7 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

We’ve also created a calendar (two color options) that you can download and print to keep at your desk, on your fridge or wherever you’ll see it and be reminded to pray.


Click here to download 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children {Option 1}

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Laura Petherbridge

Laura Petherbridge serves couples and single adults with topics on spiritual growth, marriage and relationships, stepfamilies, co-parenting, and divorce recovery. She is an international speaker and author of When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t” -Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and The Smart Stepmom, co-authored with Ron Deal, and endorsed by Gary Chapman (Five Love Languages). Laura is a featured expert on the DivorceCare DVD series, and has appeared on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Moody Broadcasting, Christianity Today’s Marriage Partnership and She and her husband, Steve, reside in Summerfield, FL.



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