Thursday, June 08, 2006


School is out and summer has begun! Yeah! We started summer out by going to Disneyworld for a week with our good friends, the Parrotts. We had an amazing time, vacations always seem like a good barometer on family dynamics and character training. The kids were great and behaved well even during long lines, late nights and hot, HOT weather. Praise God! All the hard work of parenting does pay off!

Summer is a great time to make sure your kids have a good biblical foundation, even as babies and toddlers. We, as parents, need to make devotions a priority even in summer. (We need to do them by ourselves and with our children). The kids and I are reading ( and singing) "Hymns for Kids" by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Erickson Tada through Focus on the Family. We are reading about great men and women of faith and learning the story behind many great hymns. Yesterday we learned about John Newton who wrote ,"Amazing Grace". John Newton was a captain of a transport ship carrying slaves from Africa who later came to know Christ and eventually played a major part in outlawing slave trading in Britain. We learned that we needed to be doers of the Word of God not hearers only. This starts out our day with great practical ways of living every day for Christ. If you have babies and toddlers, there are great story bibles out for that age range. Make a point of reading the Bible in chronological order to your kids to provide a firm biblical foundation.


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