Monday, December 19, 2011

Out of the mouths of babes...

For the past several years at Christmas, our family has written or drawn (depending on the age of the child) "What Christmas Means to Me." 

This year was Little One's first time to re-tell the Christmas Story during school time. She told a hilarious version with her window clings, but we worked on some of the details since then. (Funny version here.) My eyes filled with tears as I looked at her pictures and saw evidence of her growing faith. 

As I looked over her shoulder as she drew (she told me what to write, she's only 3 1/2), I was reminded of the command in Deuteronomy 6: 6 - 8.

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 

I'm so thankful as a homeschooling mom that I have the opportunity to speak truth (directly from God's word) to my children all day long. I feel very blessed when I see those very truths take root, blossom and bear fruit.

Have a blessed Monday!


Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

So how is it that ALL of your kids have some amazing art gene???? :)

Anonymous said...

I love children's art from the heart! I love every time I see those seeds planted sprouting in their lives! One of my sons is an artist, one's a writer, one's a verbal communicator, one's a server, and one's is just plain joyful - and there is nothing more wonderful than when evidence of what was planted emerges.

Merry Christmas!

Kristi Slattery said...

Nikki, Only God could grant such artistic talent to a stick figure drawing mommy!

Blue Cotton Memory, thank you for your comment!