As is probably evident from these devotional writings, I try to find God in the everyday life happenings. Years ago, I had friends who were parents of twins, a boy and a girl. Their mother was pretty stressed out when she was trying to potty train the two of them. I was inspired one night to write a poem for her. God goes give us strength when we need it! It's interesting to read this now, as I am in the midst of potty training my first born. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Reading: James 1: 2-8
Reflection: "Ode to Potty Training" (A Poem)
Potty training, potty training, it's such a chore
Life with two-year-olds is never a bore.
You teach them that the bathroom is where they should go
But there are times when they need to and don't say so.
"Why me?" you wonder as you think of your tot
"Why don't they just start to use the darn pot."
It's equally rough when you have to train his and her
And get them to not use that old plastic diaper.
Times may be tough and you may be at wit's end
But take this advice, my parent friend:
It's always darkest before the first light
So keep up your patience and keep up your might
For you will be strengthened in your time of trouble
By God above who will always be there on the double
Whey you are ready to scream and to shout
God will give comfort, I have not doubt.
For there will be a day well before your tomb
That both of your kids by themselves will go to the bathroom.
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