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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  • http://www.alaskachicks.com Alaska Chick

    Keep up the great work on being such a great role model for other girls out there!! You are def. a tough Alaska Chick!!!

  • Sue Lynn

    God Bless the Palin family. Great reaching post Bristol. The way things are going I think He is coming soon for His Church!

  • Elaine

    Keep up the good work, Chica! We Alaskans are very proud of you and all that you stand for. Let me know the next time you’re in Fairbanks–I’d LOVE to take you and Tripp out to lunch. (We met at Track’s deployment ceremony, where your Mom spoke, but you probably don’t remember me. I sent the Mom Lady’s Beauty Booty products to you via your grandmother!!) :)

  • http://100%SarahsYouBetchaNation John Norton

    U and your family are America’s First Family,U Betcha… ! Are America’s Royal Famnily… !

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  • Bonny Batman

    You are wise beyond your years, and that does come from divine order. Your loving understanding family is a blessing to not only you, but since your Mom was brought into the world ‘s eye view as well, you all seem to have alot to offer. Enjoying your site. Thank You

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  • blackbird

    My niece is having a bay boy soon and we are so excited and happy, we can hardly wait to welcome a new baby into our family, oh and she is not married.

    My Mom told my sister, when you have kids you will then know what I went through with you, I guess its a cycle that never ends.

  • LadyMams

    You have certainly made your parents proud! Keep-up the good work.

  • blackbird

    OK Folks I have one for you, I thought this was pretty good.

    Mary, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

    She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing!

    Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend, or deny.

    He said nothing…

    Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mary’s house, walked home…. and left it there all night.

    You gotta love Frank!