Adapted from my friend Maureen Bradley, Christ Presbyterian Church, Richmond, IN:
“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” --Deuteronomy 6:6-7
MEAL TIME “when you sit at home” After a refreshing meal is a great opportunity to have undisturbed time with your family to focus on the Giver and his very good gifts.
DRIVE TIME “when you walk along the road” Put in a Sojourn CD and make those minutes count in the car as you turn travel time together into an opportunity to sing and learn words of life.
BED TIME “when you lie down” Most children would rather do anything than go to sleep. Make teaching your children about God’s love and His purposes a central part of your evening routine.
AND IN THE MORNING “when you get up” While morning can be rushed, it can also be turned into an encouraging and positive way to start the day. Say prayers together in the car on the way to school. Beginning with a focus on God helps set a proper perspective for the rest of the day!