Here's what we've been reading online this week:
Trevin Wax had a post on the Gospel Coalition site about spiritual practices that help kids into adulthood. While nothing on the list should surprise us, Wax does say, "But don’t underestimate the Spirit’s power to work through the environment you create for your home either." Our kids gain a lot of their practices through observing those they spend the most time with, their parents. This is a good read for those parents who are struggling with where their kids are spiritually.
Tom Ascol wrote a post on the duty of parents. He wrote, "Parents who are more devoted to Jesus Christ than to their kids leave a powerful imprint on their children." While acknowledging how hard this is, our kids need to see by our actions that there is noting more important than Jesus; which points out their need for Him.
Finally, because it's that time of year, here are helpful reminders for how to handle flu season. Jenny F. Smith reminds leaders of the need for and importance of a wellness policy. What are the conditions that parents need to be aware of where their children need to be kept out of children's ministry classrooms. As leaders, we need to think through this and then clearly communicate it.
What have you been reading online this week? Leave us a link in the comment section to check out.