Revive Our Hearts Podcast

Leslie Basham: Pastor Tom Elliff says you can learn a lot about discipline by observing a gardener.

Tom Elliff: You see I can take a pine tree and I can make it look like a willow tree by taking strings and staking those branches down into the ground. And pretty soon I’ve got them all bent down; it looks like a willow tree.

But you know what?

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: It’s not a willow tree.

Tom: That’s not its nature. It’s working against those strings constantly.

So if that were a child the parent would say, “Why are they always resisting everything? Always, always, always resisting?” Because this child has a unique nature. I need to get to know this boy. By the way, when I got to know my son, I realized he’s not me. He’s a thousand times better than I ever thought about me.

Leslie Basham: This …

About the Teacher

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has touched the lives of millions of women through two nationally syndicated radio programs heard each day—Revive Our Hearts and Seeking Him. Her books have sold more than five million copies. Through her writing, podcasts, … read more …