STOP AND THINK – A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. (Chinese proverb)

Obviously, the proximity and longevity of association with parents and siblings will likely have the greatest impact upon children. Then, there are teachers and peers who play a role as well. But, it’s also true that nearly everyone who associates with a child bears some influence in his or her life. So, we must think carefully about our influence on children.

The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them (Proverbs 20:7).