Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Prayer Party of Three

Teaching our children to pray is a pretty amazing thing. Every day we pray with them, for them, about them etc. I have tried to tell the kids that they can be completely transparent and honest ("your most real self!") with God. I tell them that they don't have to be fancy and can pray about anything. God loves them and He will listen.

I also tell them that they can pray anywhere, at any time - and we practice that. Every day on the way to school we pray in our car. I ask the kids what they want to pray about. I get the usual - Pray for Dad, Grandparents, trees, flowers, etc.

Well, one day, on the way to school I said "What should we pray about today?" Elaina said ", Gaddy (Daddy)!" And The Dog was unusually quiet. Not sure I wanted to know and desperately hoping I wasn't going to hear about body parts or functions I fearfully asked "K-man, do you have anything you'd like to pray about?" I look in the rearview mirror and I am met by beautiful brown eyes of love. Then he points his head at his sister and says dismissively "Pray for Elaina, she sets a pretty good tea party!"


And you know what folks - she REALLY does!

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Jessie said...

Man I miss you guys. Hearing your voices was just GREAT! Hi Miss Elaina! What are you doing? Hi Kaden! Thinking of you lots buddy!
Blessings and hugs to you Beck! Hey Ken! Love ya'll!

Tina said...

Oh my! An update!!=P You have such precious kiddos!!!

Aunt S said...

Love the tea party! Elaina is quite talented. I'm glad Kaden recognizes and thanks God for such talent. I love that they kept wanting to say "cheese". It's so schweet!

Kathleen said...

Now that's a party planner of the future! I so wanna be at one of her parties! Emili was begging me to let Miss A come over for a party!!

Tracie said...

Hey girl~ Love the posts...I'm so proud of your efforts. I ran through your new ones tonight and I have to say that my favorite picture is the kids waiting for the dad-cakes. That is so cute...okay cute and funny and let's face it, it's all about the funny.

You guys are such a BLESSING to us. We love you!~ T and fam