I ask for more

I am a mom of one boy. When he was born I asked everyone if he was ok? I mean he did some strange things. Stuff that his much older sister never did, I thought the kid had a problem. Turned out that he was just a boy. I love my boy. He is funny, courageous, tender, and wise. “For unto whomever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”  I ask more of this young man.


He walked one day and the next he ran. He held a ball in his hands one day and the next day he dribbled (at 18 mos) it, he was taught how to make a paper airplane and the next day there were twenty flying through the air. He can do a lot of things well. And so as his mother, I ask more of him.

How does that look when we are rushing around our home getting ready or driving to a soccer game? It looks like this.

Who is the saddest person in your class? What could someone do to help?

Will you read me my devotional to me while I drive please?

Why do you think people become bullies?

How can I pray for you today?

How are you going to use your talents today?

What nice thing did you say to someone today?

It’s the simple questions that activates a dialogue that bring about deep discussions. And these discussions bring MORE. More of what we should be doing in our world. Being that one person to make someone smile. Reaching out to someone who might be hurting so badly that they hurt others. It’s being the young man with integrity, who seeks a higher calling. No one is perfect, so I cannot impose an enormous task of being all things to all people. However, we can reach for a greater purpose and a better world. Here is a great article to warm your heart. http://davidkanigan.com/2014/11/16/gate-a-4/ What questions will you ask today to stir up MORE of what our world needs?


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