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Fill ‘Em Up: Filling Your Kids with Truth

We’re taking a break this week from our Church series to chat books & parenting. Today, we’re talking parenting and how we fill our kids with God’s truth in a messy world.

This parenting gig is hard.

Can I get an Amen?

I love parenting. I really do, and I may or may not have possibly typed a question mark at the end of that last sentence. As a parent I want nothing but the best for my kids, and in a perfect world I know exactly what that is.

But we’re not in a perfect world, are we? After all, in a perfect world we wouldn’t still be doing laundry. So.much.laundry. If only laundry were the worst of it.

With the diaper and spit-up years behind me I thought it would be easy. And in some ways it is. The independence is amazing and beautiful and — terrifying. Because now the kids are not my babies, they are becoming people. Real people who interact with the world when I’m not there to oversee it and protect them. And that is scary. But that does not render us helpless.

I’m sharing with Mary-andering Creatively and Brandi Raae today. Don’t miss 3 ways you can fill your kids with God’s truth to help them in a messy world! Click here now!


Sharing words at #raralinkup and with these great writers today!

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I’m here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

4 Replies

  1. Thank you for sharing your wonderful guest post with Literacy Musing Mondays! All my kids are past the spit-up and diaper years, too. In fact, one will be going off to college in the fall. And, it IS scary!!! Your post is super encouraging, and just what I needed. 🙂

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thanks so much for having me Brandi! And I can’t imagine college years yet, but I know God will give you all you need to walk through that with your kids in grace 🙂

  2. My kiddos are still little, and I take comfort in the positive side of their dependence on me…Like their inability to avoid my hugs and kisses. Loved this, thanks for sharing! ❤

    1. Becky Hastings

      Thank you Laura! I’m holding on to those hugs and kisses as long as I can. My 12 year old asked me to snuggle with her lasts night. My heart was happy 🙂

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