Friday, February 26, 2010

Raising Children in a Christian Home

We have good intentions as parents, but sometimes we let the business of life or our emotions/problems get in the way of teaching our children our Christian faith. I am guilty of it myself. I'll buy devotionals for them and start on a routine and then lose them or read the bible every evening and then somehow get away from this important task of sharing God's word with my children. As I go through personal trials with my own faith, I tend to set my teaching aside.

Well, just how important is it to provide Christian teaching to our children? Research shows that children raised in Christian homes are more likely to turn back to it if they rebel. Having God's word written on their hearts stays with them into adulthood. Children need to ultimately decide for themselves, but giving them the right foundation and room to find their own faith will guide them in this most important life decision.

Recently, I came across two excellent articles relating to this topic. What are you doing to teach your child about Jesus? And if you aren't teaching your children, why not start today.

Survey: Childhood religious involvement often sparks adult

Why Christian Kids Rebel

Train a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rest In Peace, Sweet Baby

My little cousin, Aidan Joseph, born on December 23, 2009- passed away recently. I can't even imagine how a parent deals with such a loss. I've been asking why? With hundreds of prayers, why wasn't he healed? I know that God's will isn't always within our understanding, but it still doesn't make it any easier. I am questioning God and feeling angry that this sweet baby isn't with his family.

Please pray for Aidan's parents and siblings as they deal with this loss. I know that they are cherishing the time they had with him even though it was short. My heart just goes out to them.