Friday, July 16, 2010

Conversations with Emma

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 6:7

Yesterday morning Emma and I had the following conversation:
(Owen was in his high chair)
Me: "Emma, will you talk to Owen for a minute while I get breakfast ready?"
Emma: "Sure! Can I talk to him about Jesus?"
Me: "Of course you can!"
(She pulls the high chair closer)
Emma: "Owen, do you know that God is always with you?"
This made my heart happy! Of all the things I hope she teaches her little brother, this is most important :)

Later the same day we had this conversation:
Emma: "Mama, can I go outside?"
Me: "Not right now, we need to get lunch ready for Daddy!"
Emma: "Well I can go by myself."
Me: "Not right now."
Emma: "But Roxie is out there. God and Roxie are always with me!"
What more could a girl need???

The sweetest sound on Earth is Emma singing "Jesus Loves the little Children" and reciting Bible verses. Two verses in particular that her Sunday school class has been working on are:

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord. -Joshua 24:15

Love one another. John 13:34