We need to be involved in our children’s lives. It is the parent’s job to take time out of the busy work/school/sports schedule and teach our children how to be the men and women that God wants them to be.
This morning I heard my kids playing with their newest favorite toy.
No, they weren’t playing with an X-box—it was a good, old-fashioned tape measure.
It’s amazing how forgetful we humans can be… at least in terms of things that REALLY matter.
Last week I told my kids that I’d have to cancel our devotions for that evening because a family activity had run later than expected. Their response was typical: a resounding chorus of “oh no!”s and something on the lines of “Pleasssse… can we have devotions tonight?”
At times, the pressure can seem overwhelming but I’d like to remind you of three simple truths that should help you straighten your shoulders and brighten your smile.
I remember my eight-year-old daughter looking outside with slumped shoulders and saying “Aw, now we can’t have our kids day.” But just at that moment, her four-year-old brother jumped up and said:
“Don’t worry guys, God can stop the rain!”
My high school guidance counselor has an indelible place in my memory. Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a good way.
I sat across from him in a small cubby that somehow functioned as an office. Dim, yellow light provided just enough light for him to find my name on his roster of students. But not even the dim light could not hide his disbelief when I told him that I wanted to finish high school early so I could jump-start my college career and marry the girl of my dreams.
A few days ago, my three-year-old son wanted something very badly and I told him no. His reaction was simply … More