When I was a young boy, I loved to spend the night with my grandparents. While I was there we would often eat popcorn, drink Tang and watch someone on channel 16 sing southern-gospel music. Then, before I went to bed, my Grandmother would take time to read from the Bible and pray with me. Her faithful witness and commitment to sharing God's Word with me are memories that will never fade from my mind. (Although, I must admit, that her love for southern-gospel definitely didn't pass on to me.)
Although Alora is just over a year old and our other child is only about 3 months in the making (yes, Amy's pregnant again!), Amy and I are already thinking and praying about ways that we can teach our children about our faithful, covenant-keeping God. Since Amy and I were not raised within a Reformed tradition, we were never exposed to catechisms, but we want our children to be exposed to them. In a recent post on the benefits of catechisms, Tim Challies wrote about how he has been blessed by the years of catechetical instruction that he received when he was young. I would love to hear any testimonies from those of you who recieved good, solid training when you were young. Specifically, what did your parents/grandparents/etc. do that impacted you?