Over and over I am reminded that we never really know the full impact we have on others. Do you find that too? This week I had the opportunity to meet with a group of elementary teachers at a public school what I do. One of my goals was to share ways their students could meet a female local author. I also offered to come do a mini worldview lesson with individual classes. I had hoped to encourage these wonderful teachers and provide opportunities for their students. What surprised me was how greatly I was encouraged in return.
"Where is it?"
One teacher told about her granddaughter. When this friend of mine and her husband visited their grandchildren last weekend, this soon-to-be-8-year-old was frantically searching the house for a missing item. "What are you looking for?" my friend queried. "My book," the girl replied. "You know, the book with the question mark on it that your friend wrote? I can't find it!" It turns out that this young family had been spending quality time together each day reading together out of The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families. It meant so much to this little girl that she frantically searched the house when the book disappeared at the hand of her sister. What a blessing to know this devotional is making a difference in the lives of this family.
Our goal at Parent Road Ministries is to equip as many families as possible with tools to help them disciple their children. We want to see children and families living lives sold out to Christ. That is our hope and our prayer. Thank you to this friend and her young granddaughter for encouraging us by showing the way God is working in their lives! Thank you also to the parents, families, and leaders around the world who follow us and support us in this God-sized endeavor. We pray that God moves mightily in you and through you and your family.
If you would like to give The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families as a gift or use it in your home, you can find it in our store. Nancy Ruth also carries copies with her to sell in person. If you are a bargain hunter like me, be sure to check out our Cyber Monday Steal. All books are 40% off Nov. 30. The rest of that week (Dec. 1-5), all books are 25% off. Shipping is free.
Whatever tools you use to disciple your kids and grandkids, may all of you "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen" (2 Peter 3:18 NIV).