Uplifting Devotionals – One of my current projects

Charles Reade quote

One of my current projects is collaborating with some other Canadian authors to produce a devotional book. The Uplifting Devotional series is being published by Helping Hands Press. Each month a new devotional is being released. My part in the project is to submit 10 devotionals, each 500 words in length. I’ve decided my theme for these devotionals will be what God has and is teaching me through parenting. Here’s the “seed” thought for one of the devotionals I’m planning to submit:

Just Like Mom

Our eighteen-month-old daughter has a new habit. She plants her chubby little feet, gazes directly at her object of wrath, and wags her finger up and down as she stridently scolds, “No, no, no, no, no!” Hmmm . . . I wonder where she learned that from? As parents we need to be very careful what we model for our children. They are watching and learning, whether we realize it or not.

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 NIV

If I want to lead my daughter in the right way, I need to follow in Jesus’ steps. Then I will be able to rejoice when my child does something, just like Mom.

What about you? Are your children following in your footsteps? Do you have any stories to share? I’d love to hear from you.


  1. Ruth, I remember as a teenager going through hormonal transitions, I always used to say to my mom, “I don’t ever want to be a mom like you!” I would hear my mom, as I went out the door, pray, ” Dear Lord, take care of her because I cannot when she leaves the house.”

    Well, as you shared in verse 1 Peter 2:21, we do follow in our parents footsteps, because I orayed it for my children, and now I pray it for my grandchildren. My mom continues to pray for all of us. I know my Baba did, too.

    My Baba and my mom, showed me the path, and I followed.

  2. Gwen,
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Prayer is definitely one of the most important things we can do for our children.

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