“In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13–14, ESV)
As much as I appreciate the differences between my kids, I also wish that the ploys that worked with one would have carried over to the others. My youngest son will be 3 in a couple months and you can forget adding a few new tricks...I’ve had to find a whole new bag for him. But one that has worked out rather well for us is the use of the term “soon”.
Sam wants things. He wants a visit to Nana’s house, a book, a snack, a visit to Nana’s house, a TV show, a toy, a turn...but mostly just a visit to Nana’s house. It took me far too long to realise that when I said “no”, Sam was hearing a lot packed into...
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