Friday, March 12, 2010

Love and Discipline

We had a missing assignment.

It wasn't technically missing, it just wasn't done.

The second time this school year.

As promised with the first missing assignment, one week grounding from the TV and the computer.

Thought for sure it would be an ugly week.

Turns out my eleven year old not only understands but accepts the consequence of her actions or in this case her inaction.

This was her first real grounding and while I wish that I could say this would be her only, I know that it probably isn't. However, I am confident that she understands that it is because of our love for her that we discipline her.

We are reminded in Hebrews 12:6-11 that God too chastises those He loves, those He calls His own. When we are in sin, He will chastise us, not to destroy us not even to judge us, but to edify us and to restore us.

That is a finer thing.

Check out more finer things at Amy's Finer Things.

Happy Friday All!!!


  1. I am so thankful for that! It definitely is a finer thing!

  2. And good for you for sticking out the whole week, too! It's good for our kids to learn consequences early and often.