The idea of parenting continually threatens me. I am a new parent, and though she’s only one, she does a fantastic job of reminding me that I am a man in need of some major wisdom. My self-sufficiency is threatened. My assumptions are threatened. My ideals are threatened. With every passing week I am made aware of my own deficiencies, my own failures, my own stupid habits, my own inabilities. But I guess all this is good, God wants me low. Weakness is the highway to strength. People need to be broken before of they’re of any real use. Sometimes God uses hurricanes and earthquakes to teach us this. Sometimes he uses one-year-olds.