Tuesday, May 15, 2012
raising lovers of Jesus in the midst of the chaos
have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the world tells us we need to do to raise our kids to be successful well-adjusted members of society?
well, first there is the private school... or if you can't foot the bill then the must of homeschooling.
then there is the college savings account... in our case times that one by 5! ouch!
don't forget the team sports that take up several nights a week, maybe all night if you have different kids on different teams, and most weekends.
...oh and music lessons. or art classes. or drama auditions.
they need that latest and greatest piece of technology... you know, the device that will take average to genius?
remember as well to make them cultured by traveling and experiencing the world around them: visiting art museums and libraries, seeing a ballet, camping, fishing, going to other countries...
and then there is the healthy, whole foods, organic eating at home - you don't want to mess up those young minds or bodies with all the additives in the standard american diet.
the problem is, though none of these are bad in and of themselves, the pressure gets so great and the schedules so full that life becomes more like chaos. it may be organized chaos, but it is chaos still.
it becomes a distraction of what is of greatest importance - raising lovers of Jesus.
the question we are often left with is, "when do we have time to teach them to love God? how do we even start in the pursuit of producing lovers of Jesus?"
i am sharing today at 5 minutes for faith on this very issue. i would love you to drop by and add your thoughts and experiences in the comments over there.
click here to read more! hope you can visit me there!