Posted by: ramonamom | May 10, 2008

Being (a) Trans-Parent

Dan Phillips shares this quote from Spurgeon and much more in his thread on “transparency” on the Pyro blog:

Is not this the reason why God’s servants are made to pass through so many trials, that they may really learn many truths not otherwise to be apprehended? Do we learn much in sunny weather? Do we not profit most in stormy times? Have you not found it so — that your sick-bed — your bereavement — your depression of spirit, has instructed you in many matters which tranquillity and delight have never whispered to you? I suppose we ought: to learn as much by joy as by sorrow, and I hope that many of my Lord’s better servants do so; but, alas! others of us do not; affliction has to be called in to whip the lesson into us.

I encourage you to read all three parts to this thread and then consider sharing your own challenges and struggles with us here at Adoption3:16.  It is through mutual encouragement and sharing that we often grow the most as parents and Christians.

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