I’ve been reading a book for some time now about parenting. It’s entitled Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child by Dr. Tim Elmore. This book is loaded with valuable information. As I take it all in, I am becoming more and more excited about my role as a mother. At the same time, I have a healthy respect for all that I am called to do in the lives of my sons. One of the things Dr. Elmore said in his book is: We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are. I know, right? If that statement doesn’t strike something in our hearts as parents then I would gather we aren’t really breathing. I won’t lie to you and act like I don’t care what people think about me. I do care. But, what is going on inside me is that I care more about what my son’s think of me. Someone may think I’m a great person or writer or friend, but if these little men in my life don’t think I’m the real deal, a Christ following mom, then I have not succeeded. We reproduce what we are. I will follow Christ. My prayer is that seeing me do so will lead them to do so. What are your reproducing in your children?