Monday, April 6, 2009

Roots and Wings

©Millie McNabb

At the memorial service I went to today, one of the children said that their mother had given her children “roots and wings.” I was thinking of how parenting involves a dynamic tension between those two goals. We intentionally make home a place to be nurtured and grow, and yet a place to leave.

When we pass on our Christian values, the roots are established in Christ Jesus. The wings come as we wait on the Lord.

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, {so} walk in Him, having been firmly rooted {and now} being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, {and} overflowing with gratitude.” Colossians 2:6-7.

“Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up {with} wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31.

God bless….
Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Request your free report “Considerations for Intentionally Raising Children to Become Christian Adults” today at

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