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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  • Pete A. Gonzales

    Sharah, I have been behind you from the start. I am contributor to your PAC and will continue to support you and your family. I know you are immuned to all the uglyness sent your way because of your love for the Lord. But it still has to hurt. I too am saved and I get such joy and comfort from it. Looks to me like they (the Libs) are really affraid and scared of you. I wish all the uglyness in the world would stop but it won’t until we go to be with the Lord. You keep your chin up and bless you are uyour family.

    In the Lord,

    Pete Gonzales

  • kate

    Well done Miss Bristol – great photos. We liked very much, the look of the food!!

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  • WanRey

    You can’t fix stupid so don’t waste you breath with these liberal numb-nuts!

  • Terri Gunter

    OMG, this is what is wrong with America. Everyone is fighting and blaming and no one is listening! Come on, we need to work together as one, for the people and what is good for all! Not which party is better or more right than the other!! We are “One Nation Under God”!!!

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  • Myron Smith

    Sarah Palin, Glade you went to Chick -Fil-A after the Liberals tried to destroy Chick-Fil-A. You are courageous and Great Speaker. When you ran for Vice-President, you came to Greenville, NC and made an excellent presentation. Hope you come to North Carolina again.