Chris and I have been attending a dvd series at church titled "Shepherding a Child's Heart" and learning ways to teach our children to know God and glorify him forever and to reach our childs heart at a young age. Tedd Tripp the author of this series spends a lot of time looking at the verses Ephesians 6: 1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
So Chris and I have spent a lot of time reviewing these verses with Joshua and when he is not obeying reminding him that by not obeying he is putting himself outside of God's promise. The other day when we were reviewing this with him he told us that he didn't want to live to be as old as Nanny (Chris' great-grandmother who is 95) because he would be bored if he lived that long and be tired of having birthdays. Really??? How do you respond to that....hahaha....kids say some crazy stuff!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
You might be wondering by the title of this post if this is appropriate to read....haha. Well actually this is another awesome thing Joshua has said to me. The other day Joshua came up to me and told me "on Valentines Day I am going to be the loving machine." After trying not to laugh out loud I asked him what this means and he told me "the loving machine gives lots of hugs to his friends and lots of hugs and kisses to his family." Of course that makes sense :)
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Joshua is really growing up - can't believe he will be 5 this year. He says some pretty funny stuff and I wish I remembered to write it all down but I am trying to get it on this blog so I can have it for years to come. So a few days ago he had a gymnastics class - this was the first in a new set of classes. He has moved up to a new class this time so they are doing more challenging activities. As I watched his class I could see he was a little timid of some of the things the instructor was having them do. When he came out I asked him how he liked the class and he said "some of that stuff is a little dangerous mom."
What else does Joshua enjoy doing? Anything Chris likes. So this time of year he is all about duck hunting he has his own duck call and loves to go out on boat rides with Chris to look for ducks. Now he has never actually been hunting but he loves it...haha.