I have been doing something pretty foreign to our culture. Spending time in the Word of God and leading my family in worship around the breakfast table. Although I have been a Christian since the age of 16, I have never seen this practice put in place….at least consistantly. So it has been odd…at least at first. I figured that I needed to start this for the sake of my children. Who’s responsibility to make sure children have a relationship with God….or at least know of God? What is the best way to teach children. These questions are answered with this one statement. It is a parents duty to model a life lived in relationship with Jesus. I want my children to understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus. That means I must model it. So I began to institute morning devotions with my wife and children. We sit around the breakfast table and read the bible. Inevitably there are questions……..(I love questions asked by inquisitive minds). This opens up great dialog with my kids. (Do you know the average father spends more time on the toilet than conversing with his children). I love to know what they are thinking. After reading scripture we read a devotional that is usually tied to the scripture that we just read. As I stated at the beginning of this post that when we first started doing this it seemed odd. It was hard getting everybodys attention at once. Trying to keep their attention was another matter altogether. But I persevered and I believe it has paid off. Now morning devotions are the highlight of my day.