When we bring our children before the magnificent, mysterious world God has made, when we allow them to answer their own questions with more questions, it sparks something sacred in their heart.
She stared at the door, waiting for my return. I peered at her from my cool, air-conditioned kitchen, waiting for her response.
“How can we know what God is like?” I asked my son. His answer left me stunned.
This was not exactly the hammock-swaying, book-reading, iced-tea-sipping camping trip I had envisioned.
It was in those who-is-the-adult-here-moments that my husband wove into our children’s lives something which didn’t come easily for me.
“Why don’t you like talking about God?” I braced myself for her answer… and a Christian parent’s worst nightmare.
There was no way to know back then that two decades later I would be on a similar hunt, this time with a newborn baby strapped on my chest, and three boys bounding ahead.
As I soaked in the moment, I realized there was even more to gain from this. I was meeting my daughter for what felt like the first time.
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!