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Wednesday; October 9

Our youngest child turned thirty last week so I really don’t remember much about the thought-process of our having children.I know that Jeane and I discussed it and, since we have two children, we must have thought it was a good idea, but beyond that I don’t recall the essence of the discussion.Now, the reason for this reflection is a passage of Scripture that I came across the other day, “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” (James 3:1).You might be wondering what this verse (about teachers) has to do with parenting – and I would have agreed with you until a few days ago – but as I thought about this passage I got to thinking about the most basic form of teaching:parenting.Parenting isn’t just about bringing a child into the world, it is about preparing them to be successful in the world.Creating another human being is rooted in an understanding of science, but raising a child comes from the art of teaching them th…