Sometimes we make our own plans. Sometimes we make plans with others. Sometimes we choose to follow someone else’s plan. Nevertheless, all of these plans, whoever they may belong to, begin with a thought, a hope or an idea.
Please read and read with your children! Please read lots of different and varied books. But read the Bible with them too and pray with them. Let them see your relationship with the Lord in action and they will follow you.
When we hold these conversations, we reveal those parts of our lives that we feel form the basis of our identities. Shifting our focus from external measures to heart matters may help us to look for different values in each other.