“They said they were sorry.  They picked up their toys with force and temper.  They mouthed ‘yes, sir.’  Though you’ve taught them the form of what to feel, do, and say, you recognize in these moments how helpless you are to change their hearts.  This is when we need the same thing Ezekiel did that day in the valley…”   – Kim Ransleben

I just read this great article by Kim Ransleben with John Piper’s Desiring God ministry.  I never would have thought of tying Ezekiel’s experience in the valley of dry bones with parenting, but it really spoke to me where I am right now.  I hope you or someone you love might find it helpful as well.

Desiring God: Parenting in the Valley of Dry Bones