“As For Me and My House”
I don’t know a parent out there that doesn’t want the very best for their children. We work hard to give our children the best education possible, a solid foundation of values and character, and the best opportunities to excel in their gifts(athletics, arts,etc). Many times our days are filled to the brim with “good activities” all for what we think is the best for our children. And then one day, the Lord uses something so sweet. So simple. So childlike. He uses a child to shine a light on what really matters.
Our grand-daughter has a newfound love for reading at night. She climbs into bed at night and by the light of her daddy’s flashlight she reads herself to sleep. What makes this even more special is that she is reading her Bible. Keep in mind that she is five years old. She is just learning to read and she chooses to read her Bible. This is not a picture Bible. This is a Bible that she excitedly sounds out each word and thinks about what she is reading. She asks questions, which keeps her parents and grandparents on their toes! Here is a recent conversation she had with her daddy after she started reading Genesis.
The sweet faith of that little girl made that flashlight seem more like spotlight. Do I have the same passion to read God’s word. Do I read with enthusiasm and excitement? Do I ask questions and have a child-like wonder? Is my life pointing my family and others to Jesus?
So how do we shine the light for our children and grandchildren? How do we balance what is good and what is eternal?
It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness and expectations of success the world places on our children. But, what if, we choose to live differently?
- Choose to love, worship, and serve the Lord in your home.
- Choose to speak words that honor the Lord and teach your children to respect HIS great name.
- Choose to love his Word and read it both personally and as a family.
- Choose to pray for your children and grandchildren.
- Choose to love His church and make it a priority for your family to worship together.
- Choose to use your time and money in serving the Lord.
Trust me when I say that all of the good things we do for our children now do not compare to giving them a foundation of faith. It will guide them, it will ground them, and it will give them something far greater than any accomplishment, accolades, or awards could ever give them.
“Your greatest ministry and mission field starts at home.”
So…shine the light!
Sundays Around the Table
Since we will be celebrating Easter next Sunday, I thought I would share a few recipes that you will probably find around our table on Easter Sunday. The first recipe is comfort food to the max! It’s a southern favorite side dish and will have your guests cleaning their plates and your kids begging for more! Be sure to check back this week for a delicious dessert recipe and fun way to serve it at your Easter lunch.
Creamy Corn Casserole
Creamy, Corn Casserole
- 1 Can Creamed Corn
- 1 Can Whole corn, drained
- ¾ Cup Milk
- 4 tbsp flour
- ½ stick margarine or butter
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 eggs, beaten
- salt and pepper to taste (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Mix flour with creamed corn and whole corn.
- Heat milk, margarine, sugar until margarine is melted and sugar has dissolved.
- Add the milk mixture to the corn.
- Add beaten eggs to the mixture and stir to combine.
- Pour into greased casserole dish.
- Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes until center is set and casserole is slightly browned.
- *Double the recipe for a 9×13 size casserole.