6 responses to Merlyn Yoder: Being an Example
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    Gary Fingerle
    Comment on Merlyn Yoder: Being an Example (March 3rd, 2015 at 08:40)

    I grew up in northern Indiana and love getting these post ! Keep up the good work .

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    Forest in North Carolina
    Comment on Merlyn Yoder: Being an Example (March 3rd, 2015 at 08:57)

    Thank you for your insight. Children listen to what we say, but they learn more by what they see us adults do.
    Or, as Francis of Assisi is supposed to have said, “Preach the Gospel daily. Use words if you have to…”
    It is always an unsettling thought that my daughter is looking to me for an example of how a Christian actually lives.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Merlyn Yoder: Being an Example (March 3rd, 2015 at 09:22)

    Thank you for this sobering message.

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    Comment on An Example (March 3rd, 2015 at 21:49)

    An Example

    This reminded me of the first time my mom told me, as a child, that I was an example for my younger brother, that he looked up to me. I was shocked! It had never crossed my mind. I look back now and wonder and hope I was a good or at least decent example for him. The topic of being examples for others unknowing reminded me of this.

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    Comment on Merlyn Yoder: Being an Example (March 7th, 2015 at 21:12)

    I enjoyed your post so very much. Thank you, Merlyn.

    My children’s father was the son of a preacher, but he walked away from the spiritual fold. I used to tell him to be careful of what he did within our children’s sight, that they learned more from what he did, than what he said.

    Fast forward many many years and indeed they see him in a light that he doesnt wish to be painted with, but that he used the very brushstrokes to be colored with. Its quite sad.

    I used to watch people when i was a small child.. I was taught Christian values and mores.. I remember seeing attributes of people and thinking “I will” or “I wont act like that when I grow up” and I have stuck to them. Its amazing how observant small children are..

    Indeed.. Be the best you can be.. Thats all that really matters.

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    Comment on Merlyn Yoder: Being an Example (July 19th, 2016 at 19:00)

    Merlyn, I enjoy your posts very much. Thank you.

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