Sunday, January 23, 2011

First Post

The idea for this blog came with a Facebook post from my Dad.  Well, actually I've thought about this for awhile now, but needed a good title.  I think this title accurately describes what I hope to document.   How I am trying to daily, INTENTIONALLY to raise my children to be not OF this world.  To raise them to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, and strength.  How do we live out Deuteronomy 6:  5-9?
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
My husband and I went to a parenting conference this weekend that also sparked some of my thinking on this.  So much encouragement was given.  So many good ideas were shared.  We loved it.  But in the end every family has to find what works for them.  How will we talk about the love of the Lord when we sit at home, walk along the road, when we lie down and when we get up? 
I do not write this with answers.  I do not write this even with what works for us.  I write this as this is me trying...and I just want to document what trying looks like.  Some days I fail miserably.  But the desire of my heart, the one thing I want more than anything else, is for my children to know and love the Lord.


  1. Yay Lissa, I'm excited about reading this! Even if you don't have the answers, it's valuable and encouraging to read about someone else's attempts to parent with godly wisdom.

  2. Thanks, Kim! For your comment and for reading! I love hearing what you do too, so feel free to join in the conversation anytime!!

  3. I look forward to reading this Lissa! You are such a good mom! :) And we reeeeally need to get together for a play date.

  4. We have those verses from Deut. posted on our door so we see them every time we leave the house. I'm glad that you were so inspired by your parenting conference! I was immeasurably inspired by the home school convention we attended. It's amazing to think about all the ways we can affect our kids! I can't wait to keep reading this!

  5. Okay, so I swore I posted a comment the first time I read this,'s not here. So I shall try again...LOVE that you are doing this! And because the only thing you can take to heaven is your children! :) RIGHT?! :) It was a great seminar and I love that we had the opportunity to hear what others are doing. I'm looking forward to the dialogue on this blog and hearing not only what you are doing, but what others do too! Praise God for your willingness to put yourself out there! You are a blessing to me, friend! :) Love ya!!!