These were my daughter’s words to me the other day while eating breakfast. Her valid thought of someone of being lost meant someone who didn’t know what direction they were driving on the road. As is her frequent question to me when I talk my way out of a wrong turn, “Mommy, are you lost?”… Continue reading Whose Lost?
We forgot the story. What story? We forgot to read the Jesus story. Of course! This was our conversation two nights ago as we settled in for the night. Reading books before bedtime has become a nightly routine. We had gotten into a routine of reading the Jesus storybook Bible. I actually felt bad that… Continue reading We Forgot
http://www.babyblues.com/archive/index.php?GoToDay=1998-05-25 “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” ~ Robert Fulghum
Daily devotion time with our children happens at various moments throughout the day: prayer, grace before meals, stories, and music. My daughter and I have found a mutual devotional bond through music. It surprised me too! While the good ‘ol traditional hymns of Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves Me, and Kumbaya are all warm and lovely,… Continue reading Turn it up
Over the past few weeks, as a parent I have been praying about how to present Jesus to my children. How do I teach them about God? Who He is, what He does, what He has done, and what He is doing? I have realized that my daughter has really great questions. Questions that I… Continue reading Perseverance, Patience, and Digging Deeper
So over the last few months my daughter and I have been having various conversations about death. Why? Because she asked! But also because some family members have passed and here or there she hears about someone dying or a bug dying or a dead animal. So as a mom, how do I explain death… Continue reading Pain, Death, and Inevitability
were the words uttered from my child’s mouth during bedtime prayers. While to some it may be crazy that these words would flow from a three year old, it really is coming from her because it first came from us. As parents we are role models for our family. My daughter takes on the things… Continue reading Pray for all the babies who are hurting…………
Words all parents have heard at one time or another. Now I admit I am a newbie to this thing called parenting. My children are under the age of four so I am definitely learning and by no means am I a perfect parent…..who is?!?!? So when my child has a power trip and feels… Continue reading NO, I don’t want to…..
So my child is asking these questions and while I can explain to an adult the reasoning and can quote the infamous John 3:16 scripture to them they may walk away with an understanding and assume they are satisfied in knowing what it states. To a three year old who is trying to understand the… Continue reading Mommy, Why did Jesus die on the Cross?
These were the words uttered from my three years old mouth as I prepared dinner tonight. Where it came from I am not sure as it almost seemed a random thought. But random wouldn’t really be the word if I stopped to think back a few days about the explanation of why the dark gray… Continue reading You know, Jesus is the Big Boss…..