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May 24, 2020

Hello everyone! Here is your question: What is one thing you learned from your parents?

Don’t forget to email me your answer. 😊

Today I heard a song that reminded me of my mom. This made me think of parents and sharing this message today. For those of you who heard my first talk, I shared who I was and how I grew up. I’m going off of that a little. I was thinking about the rules we had at our house. Things that I didn’t think were fair. One ‘rule’ was that boys do outside work and help dad. Girls do inside work and help mom. Every time I wanted to help my dad outside, he would send me in the house to help my mom. (My sister on the other hand was content to do inside stuff.) Now I am not saying I didn’t like helping my mom because I did. I learned so many things from her and am so grateful for all of that. But I like to do ‘guy’ things too.

So now to understand why that was at my house, you need to understand who my parents grew up on farms. The boys help their dads do outside farm stuff and the girls helped their moms in the house. So that is how they raised my sibling and me.

Did I like this rule? NO. Did I respect their rule? YES. Why? Because they are my parents. They learned from their parents, who learned from their parents, who learned from…. Yep, you get it.

Now I am not saying that we will always do as our parents do, but we learn from them.

To let you know, I married a man who loves to have me help him outside. So, I get to do those ‘guy things,’ and he likes to help me in the house. So that is how we raised our boys.


So there may be ‘rules’ you don’t like but, you still need to obey them because they are your parents. The bible says: Colossians 3:20, “Children obey your parents in everything for this pleases the Lord.”


Your parents do a lot for you and sometimes I think we forget that. So I would like to challenge you this week is to do something nice for your parents.



  • Prepare a meal for them (and clean up the kitchen).
  • Make them a card, tell them how much you appreciate them.
  • Clean the house (even the bathrooms)
  • Let them choose the movie to watch, you make the popcorn.
  • Wash their car.
  • The list is endless…

Make sure you tell your parents you love them and appreciate everything they do for you.








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