What’s Better Than Being a Palin?

Many times, people try to define me by my parents.  I am Republican Sarah Palin’s daughter.  Or, here in Alaska, I am Iron Dog champion Todd Palin’s kid.  This is true – and I’m so proud of my family and my parents! But, there’s something even better.

What am I talking about?

Well, after I wrote about “How I Got Over My Very Public Mistakes,” the guys at CCEF sent me a nice little bundle of materials.  I’m just now reading one little booklet, called “Single Parent: Daily Grace for the Hardest Job” which has this description:

If you are a single parent, you already know you have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Trying to be both dad and mom–breadwinner, cook, chauffeur, comforter, dishwasher, homework helper, disciplinarian, nurse, and role mode–can wear down the hardiest man or woman. But do you know that God, in the Bible, offers words of grace, power, and hope especially for you?

Well, that got my attention! In the first chapter, Robert D. Jones writes that we should mainly view ourselves as Christians, not as “single parents.”

While our marital or parental positions describe our circumstances, they do not give us our identity.  Whether you are single, a parent, or that challenging hybrid of a single parent, that is not who you ARE.  Who are you? Hear the apostle’s words to all who belong to Christ Jesus.

He then quotes this:

“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ.” (Galatians 3)

Many times, people try to define me by my parents and my family, which is wonderful. I’m so proud of all of them!  But my true spiritual identity is even better than proudly wearing the last name of “Palin.”  How much better is it that I’m a child of God?

In other words, I’m not so much a “Christian SINGLE PARENT,” I am a CHRISTIAN who for the time being is a single parent.  Being a single mom is my situation, not my identity.

Are you a struggling single parent or do you know one?  Leave a comment below before Monday at noon and I’ll randomly select one of you to receive this great little mini-book!


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  • Susan

    And your proof that Bristol did not write this is??????????????????????????

  • robert roberts

    It simply doesnt sound like something a young woman with limited education would write. If she fools you, that’s fine- we all know how incredibly gullible Palin cultists are, some of us are just pointing out the glaringly obvious to demonstrate how clueless people like yourself are. You seemingly have no powers of discernment.

  • robert roberts

    My proof is called the power of discernment- clearly it never occurred to you Bristol didnt qrite this, and you have a vested interest in believing she did. To me, the wording sounds very stilted and awkward, coming from a twenty-something who did not finish high school. It’s a reasonable observation to those who do not come here predisposed to believing everything they read. That is called discernment.

  • Cheri

    FACT: Bristol Palin DID graduate from Wasilla High School in May 2009. AND has continued further in education despite the fact that she is a single parent and living on her own without welfare or government assistance.