4.20.2006

Fond Memories, Great Foundation

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?

5 comments:

rebecca said...

I grew up learning the catechisms, I remember many long road trips of listening to those on tape.But sad to say I dont remember a single one...Its great that Amys pregnant again.When is she due? Hope to see you guys soon.

Eric said...

are you talking about those corny-sounding sing-a-long baptist catechisms that we listened to in your van?

Amy's due in late November.

Morgan said...

Hey! I am really glad and happy for Amy and you!Luv yall

Liu Mai said...

Some things... One, do Mormon traditions count? Two, I can't wait till I come home. I need to meet your daughter. Three, if you continue to have so many children, all of our kids will be lots of years apart. At least I'll be there for some of the pregnancy and birth of this little one. I'm excited for you guys, but you already knew that.

Eric said...

Well Cecil, you need to hurry up and get started on those kids...well, you'll have to wait until: 1. you're here in America and 2. you're married. Forunately, both of those things will be happening soon! Hurray! Seriously, I can't wait to see you.