"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (Colossians 3:17)
Last night the kids had a swim meet.
It was a lot of fun! They really enjoyed it this time.
They were much more relaxed than they were at their first meet a couple months ago. And, they improved their times in several events, which means they are getting faster and better. :)
But I'm reminded that while it is wonderful to expose our kids to a variety of athletic, musical and artistic opportunities, that is not the most important thing! If we aren't doing these activities for God's glory alone and looking for opportunities to share His love with others, then we are wasting our time! If we aren't teaching our children that knowing, loving and obeying God is what matters most above all else, then we are not teaching our children what matters.
"A mother's greatest calling is to pass on to her children the value of a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ." --Vicki Courtney in The Virtuous Woman