Monday, Monday

August 29, 2005

It’s kind of dreary here, but I guess I can’t complain. I’m listening to the news about the hurricane on MSNBC.com and it’s a lot worse there. I’ve been praying this morning that the loss of life would be minimal. I feel especially bad as I read stories about disabled people who were unable to evacuate New Orleans.

There’s an interesting article in the new issue of Presbyterians Today (www.pcusa.org/today). It’s called “Start Them Early” and offers tips on activating your child’s spiritual life. There are a lot more things involved in the article, but here’s the bulleted list:

  • Model the spiritual life for your children
  • Remember, it’s never too early
  • Institute a quiet time
  • Teach children to pray
  • Participate in a community of faith
  • Have your child create a personal prayer space
  • Encourage daily spiritual habits
  • Bring out the fruit of the spirit in your children
  • Stress the Golden Rule
  • Pray daily for your children and their spiritual growth