Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday's Truth - Every Time is Story Time

Everyone loves a good story, especially kids. One of our kids' favorite books is called "How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?" by Jane Yolen.  They act out all of the silly things the dinosaurs are doing to get out of bedtime.  They can remember what's next by hearing just one line before the anticipated naughty behavior they are so eager to mimic. They can listen to it over and over and never tire from it.  As a mom, I know it's my job to tell our kids lots of stories. And not just the colorful, glossy-paged ones. I tell them stories that show what miracles they are or specific stories about how God has helped us that day. Like today when it was pouring rain while we were driving in the car, I told them how God is our umbrella and He is always right there with us helping us to see even in the rain.  Right now they are so young the stories are pretty short and simple but I'm getting practice telling the tales that might be passed down through the generations. Stories our kids will roll their eyes at after hearing the first line because they've heard it a hundred times or more. But if they listen enough just maybe they'll start acting these stories out too.  

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

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Alaine said...

Impress God's Word on our hearts-so we will know Him, love Him, and desire to obey and follow Him. Those stories are doing just that! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with God's Word.
Miss you all, much love.

Anonymous said...

I love this entry; it's such a great reminder to us all. Sometimes when I talk, I don't think it makes an impression but I am astounded to see that they do pick it up so keep telling those stories! :)

quatro_mama said...

Move over Beth Moore. Mari's got the skillz...Seriously, Mar, these are soooooo good. Thanks for being a blessing to the soul.

Love you!