As our children start to see nature as the theology it is, they’ll begin “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.”
“Everything’s been taken off the table.” He stares at the larger pebbles remaining, finds the shells, sets them aside for safekeeping. “Now we get to decide what goes back on.”
My heart sank at his flippant words. All the insecurities I’ve worked to silence reared. Anger rose. That is when we pulled out paper and pens to trace 24 boxes.
Two months ago, my family turned down the lights. We lit candles, gathered books, steeped tea, and canceled regular activities. We hunkered down. We had no idea, as we stepped into our annual family hibernation – which we set aside two weeks for every year – that in two months we would be embracing an extended season of hibernation.
Sunday, March 15 has been declared a National Day of Prayer in light of the impact of Covid-19. Let’s pray together. Dear Lord, May our families be strengthened in this time. With more time together at home, may we strengthen our communication. May we laugh together, pray together, and play together. Protect those working in […]
Beneath this virus, there is a far more deadly epidemic spreading. It is the disease that’s reached me long before news of this virus. It is the one that has plagued me my entire life. It is the one that presents symptoms at any uncertainty.
It is the subject I am most eager and fearful to teach my children. The ramifications seem high if I screw it up. To begin, I determined what I would not tell them.
We had allowed it to slip far out of hand when my husband had an idea. “Why don’t we hibernate?”
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!