Okay, well it took me three weeks to begin on my weekly photo project, BUT, I have some to show this week! Let me first begin by saying that even though I am a photographer, I have such a hard time to get all of my kids to stay where I put them AND look happy at the same time, especially when I do these projects when the hubby is at work. Silly me. I should know better. Maybe I’ll think it through next time. Who am I kidding? Of course I won’t. What kind of “challenge” would this be if I made it easy? Ha! Not the kind that I would endeavor. ; )
Alright, so I got some new lighting equipment in this week and wanted to test it out anyhow, so I tortured my 3 wonderful children, as well as my 4 1/2 year old nephew which I am keeping this week! They actually did pretty well, but Ty, bless his heart, he is a two year old boy. He really was not having much of this picture thing! Well, here are a few.
My Ty-ty. : )
My Mady. : )
The three of them. Levi was tired…can you tell?
Mady and Hayden(nephew). They are six months apart and good buddies! : )
They all make me smile. I pray for them like crazy. I want so badly for them to grow into God honoring, followers of Christ. No matter what they do in life, I long to see them minister to others and share the gospel with their mouths and lives. I love them more than they could ever know, but even more spectacular than my love is the love that the Father has for them.
“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
I will inevitably fail them at times. He never will. His love never fails. Now, THAT is comfort for a parent. Consistency, even when we fail to be. If we want for our children to be loved and experience true love at its fullest, we must first introduce them to our heavenly Father.
“Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” Romans 8:31-32
Lets start the introduction while they are young. And let’s not leave it up to Sunday School teachers. This might be an entirely different post for another day, but lets be encouraged as moms and parents, to pray, read scripture and teach biblical principles in our homes. If we love our children and want what is truly best for them, we will not hesitate on this! It is not always easy to make that time in the mornings, but we are striving to have a time(albeit short, since they are young and have short attention spans!) to read some verses and begin our day with praise and prayer to our heavenly Father. We are ultimately responsible for introducing our children to Christ and it begins at home. Will you join me on this journey? (I guarantee much adventure and little boredom!) : )