When we’re staring at a pile of blessings next door, we miss the ones in front of us.
God did not create us for independence or autonomy. His freedom is not the same as the world’s “freedom.”
It’s not hard to pick up on what the world around us wants us to want for our children. But what would God have us want for them?
We do a nice thing and immediately tuck it away in our mental archives for later. “Wow,” we say to ourselves, “would you look at that!” And then we do. Often.