Most families probably don't talk about the pressing issues of faith while in the car, but for some reason while on a short road trip the other day, we were doing just that. I have explained to the children that Christ is coming back some day, and we all have to be prepared in our hearts. My daughter speaks up from the back seat and says, "Mom, I wish Jesus would hurry up and come back while I'm alive." I said, "I know, honey, He is coming back to get us some time." One of the boys then blurts out, matter-of-factly, "Yeah, He has to get all of his angels packed up." Haha. I envisioned God folding up His angels into little neat squares into His giant God-sized suitcase.
Ducks in a Row
When my three oldest children were little, I used a hand-holding method that I referred to as the "baby-chain". I would tell the kids to baby-chain, and they would hold hands in a little line beside me,