At the age of nine, I attended a local Baptist church with my family. I had expressed a desire to be saved to my mom. She took me to the pastor of the church who led me in a prayer, and declared me to be saved. I do not remember him asking my any questions to make sure I understood biblical salvation, but I do remember during the prayer I glanced up at my mom. I knew I was making her proud.
Never a dull moment here in the valley. Every day is an adventure, and yesterday there was a special discount on adventures. Yesterday was two adventures for the price of one. If you know me, you know I love a good bargain, so I just couldn't resist.
The day started out like a normal day. We exercised. Jason went to language school. The kids and I worked a little around the house. Then Jason returned from school. Sounds pretty normal, right? We were totally off our guard for the adventure we were about to encounter.
I was asked last week about tips for family devotions, especially dealing with young children. My first piece of advice? JUST DO THEM! Something is better than nothing. But to make it effective and more enjoyable, here are some tips:
Who do you hang out with at church? It's definitely easier to hang out with people who are like ourselves and who have similar interests! Back in the States, it was easier for me to relate to other homeschool families or football fans or ladies my own age. Here, it is definitely easier for me to hang around the Americans or those who speak English well. It just makes me feel like I belong... Like I am a part of something... Unified.