Many people read many more books than I do.
I have been feeling pressure. Pressure to be a better parent.
Not from an outside source. From me knowing my own failures.
I need to stop collecting more to read. At least until my pile shrinks significantly.
As much as I want to be educated & edified by others,
the reality is, that's not the stuff that is really going to change me into a better parent.
There is something much more important.
I need to be faithful in prayer. For my kids. For myself. For my husband.
I need to be meditating. Day & night. On the Words of God.
Reading books won't give me more patience.
It won't really make me wiser.
It won't make me more gracious.
It won't make me more faithful.
If I want my children to faithfully love & follow God,
the best thing I can do is pray & be an example of that very thing.