Our children will sometimes fail to listen to us. Rarely will they fail to imitate us. Randy Alcorn

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When my daughters were only four and two, I took them out to one of many “breakfasts with Daddy.” As we left the restaurant, I looked at them and did a double-take. They both had toothpicks in their mouths! When I reached to my own mouth, I found a toothpick. Why did I have it? Not because I needed it. But because as a child, whenever our family ate out, my dad always took a toothpick. I had learned it from him; my daughters learned it from me. Our children will sometimes fail to listen to us. Rarely will they fail to imitate us. “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).

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