The yield sign reminds us to pause before making decisions, practicing self-control. . . . Find one way you can remember to pause and say a prayer in order to make good decisions. This week model ways that your children can pause, pray, and show self-control.
—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)
When was a time you paused before making a decision? Did you act differently after you paused? Join the conversation.
Teach me your way, O LORD,
that I may walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
—Psalm 86:11, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Thy angels watch me through the night,
And keep me safe till morning’s light.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
This week’s featured book, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season, is a practical guide to help parents, grandparents, and other concerned adults nurture their children’s faith. Author Kara Lassen Oliver offers easy-to-follow suggestions for families during the back-to-school, Advent, Lent, and summer seasons. Read more.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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