Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Musing on a life motto...

has been the other significant event in the Chairman's life this week. While picking blueberries the other morning, he stated, "The frostier the blueberry looks, the better it is." And then he proceeded to tell me that this was his motto for picking blueberries.

While picking blueberries, he remembered the new Natalie Grant song, Perfect People, and stated that, "There is no such thing as perfect people." He told me that this was his new motto for living. I realized this was a discussion waiting to happen so I asked him what he thought about God telling His people to be perfect as He is perfect.

Which turned into a discussion right there between rows 3 and 4 of the blueberry patch how if you can't be perfect on earth, then why even try?

We talked about why God tells us to be perfect, Who God gives us in perfection, and what it means to be perfect in God's eyes. He was glad to hear that God is perfecting us. And even more glad to know that one day all will be perfect.

Thereby reminding me of a necessary parenting motto, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deut. 6:5-7

And when you're picking blueberries.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with the Chairman. Perfect People has become one of my anthems for life - it always makes me go a little bit faster on my morning walks.