Tuesday, January 16, 2007

"The Oak Inside the Acorn"

I just read a wonderful book to my children last night. It is one of many books that my daughters received for Christmas. The book is called"The Oak Inside the Acorn" and it is by Max Lucado -- need I say more ... He is such a wonderful and inspiring author!

Inside this book, after the dedication page, Mr. Lucado writes a brief letter to the parents. This letter has a powerful message that stands on its own even without the book.
Here is that letter:

"Dear Parent,
God prewired your infant. He scripted your toddler's strengths. He set your teen on a trajectory. God gave you an eighteen-year research project. Ask yourself, your spouse, and your friends: What sets this child apart? Childhood tendencies forecast adult abilities. Read them. Discern them. Affirm them. Cheerlead them.

You've been given a book with no title -- read it! A CD with no cover--listen to it! An island with no owner -- explore it! Resist the urge to label before you study. Attend carefully to the unique childhood of your child.

Uncommon are the parents who attempt to learn these God-given abilities-- and blessed are their children.

Blessings,Max Lucado "

If you have a small child read this book to them. If you have an older child read it with them. It is a wonderful story that gives hope and may just bring a tear to your eye and make a connection with your child.

Enjoy and God Bless!


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