Day 327: Holding Hands

September 12, 2012

On day 327, I had the day off so we did errands together as a family. When we got into the car, I told you that I wanted to hold hands with you wherever we went. You were thrilled.

We held hands as much as we could, but had to stop a few times to constrain the wild ones. I think this act made you feel really special because you seemed a little twitterpated, like Bambi with Faline.


Day 326: Our Resolution

September 12, 2012

I’ve also been convicted, because of that men’s conference, that we don’t pray or read our Bibles together consistently. We do it individually, but still. So, for act 326, I committed to doing devotions with you every night. As an incentive, I promised to give you a back massage every time we did devotions for seven days in a row.

Guess what? We haven’t followed through. Too bad. We’ll do it tonight. I promise. I don’t know why it’s so hard to be consistent.

Day 325: Family Resolution

September 12, 2012

Lately, I’ve been convicted. Very convicted. I’m supposed to be taking the lead with our family by, for one thing, teaching our kids about God. But I haven’t been systematic about doing this. At best, I’ve taught them some stuff here or there during teachable moments and I’ve read them some stuff from their children’s Bible.

When I went to that men’s conference, I decided that I needed to make some changes in this area. For my 325th act of love, then, I committed to reading the Bible and praying with our family every day. To ensure that we would be consistent, I promised our kids that every time we had family devotions for seven days in a row, they would get a prize.

We’ve been consistent ever since I made my commitment. For our first prize, we got frozen yogurt at Pinkberry. The prizes won’t be that cool every time, but I wanted to kick things off right.