I wrote a post a few weeks ago about how hard Sam has been lately. I erased it because anonymous left a really horrible comment and I didn't know how to erase just the comment. Anyway, just so you know, we have had some real discipline issues with Sam and it was wearing me out. My dear friend and mentor, Sabrina, advised me to get the book Have a New Kid By Friday by Dr. Kevin Leman. It has totally changed our house. We adopted his ideas and have put them into practice and most days have been wonderful. Of course, Sam still has to test his boundaries and make sure that I"m really still in control, but for the most part, we have gotten along much better. And, I don't think I've yelled since then.
Ok, I really wanted to share those with you because they have changed our daily lives tremendously. Not to mention Jesus Himself and how He changes me constantly. And, how He is doing some amazing things in my life and calling me to new things everyday. Let me leave you with a quote from one of my favorites, A.W. Tozer:
"Self-knowledge is so critically important to us in our pursuit of God and His righteousness that we lie under heavy obligation to do immediately whatever is necessary to remove the disguise and permit our real selves to be known."