Your influence speaks long after your voice has been silenced.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Mother Teresa


Which  one of these children is more precious to Jesus? I am sure you know the answer is that  they are all equally important to Jesus.  When my last daughter was only about 2 years old, while  holding her in my arms, I quickly ran through the kitchen on my way out the door, to check that I had turned off the stove , coffee maker and electric kettle. I would audibly affirm I had turned all these off by saying, “off, off , off” as I checked them. One day I was about to go through the same routine, but  before I could say anything, my two year old daughter pointed to  the appliances as she said, “off, off, off”  just as she had heard me say  and seen me do over and over again. Yes, I believe we as parents are the most impressionable influences  in lives of our children  and they emulate us both in thought and in action . One day our kids will infiltrate our society many of them to places of influence. I believe their core values which will ultimately be reflected in the  decisions  they make, are the values we helped to program  into them for all the years they were under our influence. Let us be the examples that will inspire the next generation to honor GOD and people. Let us teach them not to think lesser of another person  based only on the superficial coloring of  one’s  skin or social status.

1 comment for “Your influence speaks long after your voice has been silenced.

  1. mark avery
    July 2, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    Hello Ann….

    Children are the future, show them the beauty inside and let them lead the way “Whitney housten”

    As unfortunately we have seen, such problems that now envelop her,show us that without parent guidance of bible truth`s, the future for them is ostensibly bleak…
    Futurology has kind of been predicted, but never notwithstanding true light as a guide, and not even noble posterity is ever really helpful.
    Take care, may your children prosper from the “way you offer”..

    Much love….

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