Planting the Word of the Lord

We want to pass our faith onto our children.  This post by Sam Luce reminded me that I had started the following post but never published it.  When my daughter graduated from high school at the end of 2015 we presented her with a Bible. This was a journalling Bible that I had highlighted verses in and written messages & prayers for her over the year or so before we gave it to her.  My husband had also added to it a bit.  We also asked 7/8 women from church and a few other special people to highlight verses and write in it as well.

As you can see from the pictures above there is a mix of drawing and writing.  Some people wrote about the same verses as others or added to what was already highlighted, so whole sections became highlighted.

I’m not sure how many of the highlighted passages my daughter has found yet or how many she has read.  I figure that it is something that she will have to look back on, at the right time.  I do know that this is the Bible that she takes on camps with her now.

Why am I writing about this now?  We are doing the same for my son who graduates from High School in about 6 months time.  (Shh, don’t tell him.  Not that I think he reads my blog.)  He may have some idea that this is happening as he knows about his sister’s Bible.  We will get some of the men from church to highlight their favourite passages and write messages.

I wish I had started the process earlier but only came across the ideas less than 2 years before my daughter finished High School.

How have you celebrated your child’s graduation?  How are you attempting to pass on faith to your children?

 

Smartphone Prayers

smartphone-1281669__340Recently I tried a new spiritual practice with my family in our regular after dinner devotion time.  We read the Bible as per normal but then I asked everyone to get their phones.  Normally phones would not be at the table during dinner or devotion time.  As my children are both in their later teen years they both have smartphones.  After explaining that we were going to use different sections on the phone for a minute each to help with individual, silent prayer; I set the timer on my phone & we began.

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