Friday, August 1, 2008

my little munchkin...

Okay...so it was about three or four years ago when I was sitting in church listening to the sermon. Honestly, I have no idea right now what the sermon was about, but I remember one point very vividly. He told us about an experience when their children were little. A wise couple in their church told them to teach their children the 10 commandments early on. They said that the earlier the children learned them, the earlier they would understand their need for a savior.

I have always remembered that and so I recently started teaching Aly the 10 Commandments. Lili is learning them right behind her. Anything I can do to help my girls come to know Jesus as their Savior as soon as possible is good by me!!! It amazes me how they just soak this stuff up... of course this means that they will also soak up the bad just as quickly!!

Okay...so here is the video. Oh...and thanks Reggie!!







I also want to share a picture that Aly drew for me today. I was trying to finish up something on the computer before David came home and we had to go to the store. Aly came to me and said that she was bored and wanted me to give her something to do. So, I asked her to draw me a very special picture. She asked what I wanted her to draw. I said, "Draw me a picture of God" She looked at me funny and said, "but what does he look like?" I asked her to draw him however she saw him in her little head. Whatever she thought he might look like. So...off she went and a little while later she came in and handed me a piece of paper with this on it....

Now, I was a little confused. So, I asked her to explain it to me. She told me that this was "all three of them" I said, "You mean the Father, Son and the Holy Sprit?" She said yes. I asked her to tell me who was who. She said, "Well, God the Father is the one in purple" Oh...well, that makes sense. So I asked if that was Jesus right next to God the Father. She said, "No, Jesus is the one over on the side" Really? I would have thought that Jesus would have been next to the Father. I asked her why Jesus was the one on the side. She said, "Guess" So I looked at it...and I looked at it...and I looked at it...and then it hit me like a tree in an hurricane. I asked her if the very large hand next to God the father was his right hand and if Jesus was seated at the right hand of God? She looked at me and smiled. She said, "Yep...you got it Mom!"
Don't you love it when they pay attention to the small stuff???
Oh how I love this little smarty pants!!!!


9 comments:

The Morris Family said...

...Good job Aly! She is such a bright little one...love that you can actually "see" her thinking her way through the ten commandments in the video...okay, Now I must go and brush up on them myself- feeling a little (actually a LOT) humbled that I could not recite them as well.
Blessings!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow ~ that's all - just wow!!!

Becki party of 5 said...

Yes, definitely WOW, and that picture......I know God is smiling from heaven!
Becki

Shelley said...

Karen- I couldn't say them either!! I felt so badly that I couldn't, but I did learn them along with her. Most of what she does humbles me!! :-)
Thanks TM and Becki...I tell Aly you liked the picture...she will be thrilled!
Shelley

lillian08 said...

I love it! God does too!!!
Gave me chills...
Love you,
Jen

AZMom said...

Awww..that is too sweet. I am not sure I could recite them. You are doing a great job with your children!

Shelley said...

that is very sweet of you to say AZMom...but the reality is more like, My kids find great moments despite my constant screw ups!! They are amazing kids who shine no matter what obstacles they encounter!! :-)
Shelley

Angie said...

I am proud of you Aly-bug! I love the story of the boy who asked his mom, "Did it hurt?" Mom said, "What do you mean?" Boy replied, "Did it hurt when Jesus sat on God's right hand?" So literal they are!
Oh, and by the way, I checked on Timmy...He had fallen in the well...that's why Max wouldn't stop barking...all is well now :) Your comment on my barking post made me laugh out loud! You're too funny! Love you friend!

prechrswife said...

Love the picture! :-)