Welcome to MY LIGHT, a Catholic centered magazine for children. The goal is to help Catholic and other Christian children nurture a deeper relationship with God. Many of our children know about God, but don't have that connection with Him. We aim to be a lightened path from our children to God Himself.
Last night after dinner the five of us talked about our religious and spiritual beliefs.
In the last year we have made a much stronger effort to pray and spend more time with God. For example, each day one of the girls serves as the prayer leader- she has the honor of leading the mealtime prayers for the entire family. When we finish the prayer, each person expresses one thing that they are thankful for and mentions any special prayer intentions. We've already made the commitment to having sit-down family dinners together and this has been an excellent way to start our meals.
This is what we came up with for our Spiritual Value Statement:
In the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
In the seven sacraments of Roman Catholic Church
That we pray to the Saints who act as helpers and intercessors and take our prayers to God
That it is important that we pray together daily as a family
That it is important that we look for Jesus in every person we meet
What are your family's spiritual beliefs? I invite all of our readers to share them with us via the comments link (anonymously if you wish).
People love to talk about family values, or even more specifically "traditional" family values. Have you ever given much time to really think about what values drive your family's beliefs and actions? Can you list the things that you so strongly believe in- that guide how you live your life and raise your children.
It is important that both parents and children know and understand the values that form the basis of their family. These values create a blueprint that directs how the family interacts with each other, how they set priorities, and how they make the decisions about what are appropriate and inappropriate ways to behave.
Beginning Monday, We'll start crafting a Family Values Statement of simple "We Believe..." statements built around each of the four Whole Kids components: Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual.
Please join our family and craft your own Family Values Statement.