This spring, I encourage you to share, not only energy, as you go outdoors, but share wisdom with your kids. One of the ways you can do that is by reading the Scriptures together. Of course, you can take in Scriptures on Sunday mornings, but I think you will be surprised how much you can learn in your own home during the week.
As I have been reading the Old Testament straight through, I have learned so much. I have found that in many parts of the Scriptures, we can read what is going to happen, then we read that it did happen, and then we read about what just happened. I think it's a bit funny that God realized He would have to tell us these stories three times, to give us extra opportunities to pick up on His message. When we take the time to understand the Scriptures, we can get a perspective of hope, that we cannot receive from any other source in our world, and we can have wisdom that helps us to understand the crazy world we live in.
The three parts of Scripture listed below are a great place to start. These verses teach us what God considers to be "life." This may be contrary to what we have learned and what our kids are learning in school. Read these passages to your kids, and ask them what God considers to be "living things." As you enjoy the season to come, your family can see the Springtime as a gift to enjoy, and understand the value of life. These truths will provide greater hope, encouragement, understanding, and purpose that the world does not provide.
Thanks for reading!