Oh Yeah…Parenting…

Just under a week until baby Dylan is “full-term,” but apparently still three weeks after that until the due-date, and things are starting to seem eerily–real. What will he look like? Will he be some sort of soccer player or martial arts expert (as demonstrated by how hard he’s kicking Chels!?) Will he be a “good kid?” Will he be a life-long Lutheran? I’ve been thinking of all of the parents that I’ve known in my adult life, and trying to glean little insight here and there from the good ones, trying to hide that “cringe” face when I see the…well, you get the idea.  I’ve recently come across http://parentaloffice.com/, which is a blogsite devoted to discussing what it means to be a parent, what it looks like to properly raise a child, and is a useful forum for conversation and the sharing of ideas.  Where I’m at so far…At the beginning and end of the day, I’m a sinner. I’m going to make mistakes, but I’m going to try to put God’s word in the ears and heart of Dylan, to love him as Christ has loved him, to set boundaries and actively guide him along the way, and of course, do whatever Chelsea tells me to.  I would love any resources that are out there, links to them, just advice, whatever works for whomever reads this.  Also, a short prayer for Dylan, Chelsea, and me would be appreciated. That’s all for now.

Weekly Church Email…thoughts?

Okay, I’m hoping for some feedback on this one…my new church has the habit of sending out a once a week email that contains information about upcoming events, the preschool, possibly a short message from the pastor, so on and so forth…and I was just given the reins to do with it what I wish…so I’m asking you…if you received an email once a week from your church, what would you want in it? I’m trying to make it something folks are interested in reading each week, and look forward to receiving…maybe questions to ponder for the upcoming week’s sermon? maybe a series of questions and answers? links to helpful webpages that I recommend members read? Media? The sky’s the limit, and I’d love your thoughts!