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Kids smile an average of 45 times an hour, and they will “belly laugh” 1 time every 7.5 minutes. By the time we become an adult that drops to 15 times a day. In hospitals, it is nearly 0. When was the last time you had a good laugh?
What does it mean to manifest Christ? Within our homes? To our children and families? What is required of Christian mothers and fathers? According to Webster’s, the term “manifest” is defined as, “making clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; to show or be distinctively perceived; to prove and put beyond doubt or question.” It is also the root word in manifesto, which is a public demonstration or an openly declared statement. Parenting is a high and sacred calling – to humbly, yet transparently represent the Lord to our sons and daughters as His ambassadors. It’s also a visible and often public one. In one sense, parenting includes...
“Daddy,” declared our 4-year-old son Landon emphatically, “the Bible says not to sing!”
“What?!” I asked with a confused, yet inquisitive tone of voice.
“The Bible says not to sing,” he said again.
After taking a step back to think about what it was he was actually trying to tell me I asked, “Do you mean the Bible says not to sin?”
“Yeah, Dad,” he said enthusiastically. “Like when you push the friend at the slide because you want to go first. And then he pushes you back. And then you push him. God doesn’t like when we do that kind of stuff, right?”
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