Monday, July 03, 2006

Vacation Bible School

Last week was Vacation Bible School at Church of the Holy Spirit in Roanoke, Virginia. Talk about a great place. If you are in the Roanoke area and need a church home, this is the place to visit. We started attending when my family moved to Roanoke in 1992, and we love to visit whenever we are in town. This church has grown by leaps and bounds, and there is a place for everyone: families, singles, newlyweds, empty-nesters, etc.

As parents, we are working hard to teach our children Christian morals and values. It can be an everyday challenge as the world screams "Serve Yourself !", and we are trying to teach "Serve Others First!" The older our kids get, the more we desire a strong foundation in faith. The other challenge is trying to make learning about religion fun. I'm not the creative type when it comes to teaching so this is a huge help for me!

How great to have a week of nothing but fun, making new friends, and learning about Christ! I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have my kids excited to go to church! The best part, however, is that my kids have come to know more about Jesus as their friend, Savior, life, and helper. What more could a Christian parent want?

For you Christian Mommies and Daddies out there, I would love to hear about how you incorporate Christ into your day-to-day living. Are there special projects that you work on to teach about serving others? What sort of materials do you find help emphasize healthy morals and values? Please share! I'm always looking for something new!

Mid week we had an evening Fiesta with games and Mexican food. The t-shirts were an art project that they made during the week. Jack and David most have climbed this thing 50 times or more. No problems sleeping that night!

Making new friends.
Let's Go Mommy!

1 comment:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

My older boys are 3 & 5 yrs old. Right now, we try to use everyday examples to reinforce our beliefs, just things that come up in everyday life. Of course, they pray over their meals themselves unless we are eating as a family at dinner. And, I love it that they take the initiative and we don't have to "tell" them to say the blessing. As they get older and are reading & writing, I think we'll do something more like devotionals.