Any catechism is intended to teach.  Teaching is hard, hard, hard.  Teaching children is even harder.  I am convinced the chief reason parents do not take time weekly to educate their children themselves is….they’re scared.  That’s right.  How can I say this?  B/c it’s true of me.  And if it’s true of me who has had over 10 years of Bible education, how much more so an Avergage Joe and Jane raised in the weakest generation of biblically educated churches?  Am I right?  You know you need to teach your children but you are intimidated by the lack of knowledge you yourself have.  I have written this catechism as I have taught my children.  I hope it will help you to fulfill your role as Prophet, Priest and King of your own household.

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Arbeit Macht Frei

September 19, 2007

As I was driving along my route this morning, I reflected upon the day my wife has for our three older boys: house work. That’s right, house work. Does that sound & seem strange to you? I find it extremely satisfying and liberating. It satisfies on the one hand b/c I know that the discipline it takes my wife and I to train our boys to work is training us to be diligent as well. One the other hand (to quote Tevia, though not as a contrast), it also trains our boys to be workers themselves. As much as they hate it, it is training them in at least these areas:
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