Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank God He's the Only Potter

"Thinking that my kids’ success or failure is dependent on my ability as a mother is putting myself higher on the totem pole than I belong. Higher than the God who’s got the whole world in His hands. The God who loved my kids to the cross, through the grave, and back. Yes, I play an important role in my kids’ lives. But God is the real worker in their lives, in me and through me and around me and sometimes in spite of me.

I cannot mess up God’s plan for my children’s lives.

Even in my worst, weakest moments, I do not possess that power.

~Mary at Owlhaven
Good Mom, Good Kids?
Author of A Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family


  1. Hi Valerie,
    I just found your blog and I must say that you have a beautiful place here. :) I am a quote addict and your blog is a treasure trove of wonderful words. I am putting you on my sidebar. And I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and "visit" me when you have time.
    Many blessings,

  2. I needed to hear this, Valerie. I am constantly beating myself up for the bad behavior in my children. My sweet hubby reminded me that Lord asks that we do our best. And He will take care of the rest.
    Many blessings to you for your words of encouragement! :)

  3. Hi Lisa, glad you stopped by for some encouragement. I simply glean wisdom from all these wise authors and bloggers and pass it on. I will certainly "visit" your blog!


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