You and Me – Talking about GOD

The Cross

The Cross


You and Me and GOD.

How is our relationship with this spiritual being?

Are we  having a  similar perspective about this higher power?

The topic of Spiritual and teaching the kids about GOD has been weighing heavily on my mind this year.

R and I have slightly different views about GOD.  Even though both of us are baptised Catholics and are currently sending our children for Sunday school at a Catholic church we do have our doubts and question certain practices that the church has.

There has been lots of variations in ways of worship from one denomination to another. Even with the Christian community there are numerous factions and deviations within the same community.

It is extremely hard to determine  what is actually dictated by GOD and what has been added on by man so that he can control others using religion.

I don’t want the kids to grow up not knowing GOD and how wonderful he is. I want them to be able to experience the richness of having FAITH  in him and acknowledge him personally as their LORD and savior.

What is the proper way to guide the kids and  help them to develop their spiritual side? This is the question that has been  bothering me a lot.

Roman Catholic Priest Saying Mass Picture by Photoxpress.com

Roman Catholic Priest Saying Mass Picture by Photoxpress.com

Even though we attend mass on Sunday the kids and I find it extremely difficult to concentrate during the service. I don’t feel that I really belong to that community and the reason that we still go is that everyone in the family does that.

I guess that I’m still searching for answers and I have yet to find them in this church that I’m currently in.

Following prayer rituals and procedures are  meaningless if one doesn’t see the benefit in doing it. Even though the traditions have been past down through the ages it doesn’t mean that  it is something that has to be adopted wholesale without questions.

Many things have been added and changed through the years in the Catholic faith.  Certain practices that I used to follow has been omitted and even revised.

I’m unsure about  what had brought about the revision and do question the need for such changes to occur. Even though there maybe the need for certain procedures and rituals to  be incorporate in the understanding of FAITH. Who is the one that determines what should be in or out? Is it really Gods way or Man?

I personally find that FAITH  practices should not be rigid and forcefully implemented. It should be something done out of the earnest of our hearts and willingly.

I don’t want the kids to be  Sunday Catholics or feel it is a chore to worship GOD.   I want them to be able to understand who he is and follow his word while developing their faith.

They too should question what is relevant for themselves and listen earnestly to GOD’s voice speaking instead of getting distracted by man’s selfish intentions.

An opened bible. Photo by photoxpress.com

An opened bible. Photo by photoxpress.com

This year I have been spending time considering the direction that I should take in introducing GOD and his WORD to the kids.  I’ve done a some soul searching and joined an online bible study group in bid to get closer to GOD.

R too has been doing his own readings and both of us came to a conclusion that we will be focusing directly on the word – The Bible as it is the purest form of instruction from GOD.

We will be selectively introducing portions of the Bible to the kids based on our personal values and believes.  We want our kids to grow up to be GOD fearing and also have a strong set of values.

How will you be teaching your

children about God?

Post in this series.

1)  You and Me Equals US ( An Introduction)

2) You and Me- Where Do We Begin?

3)You and Me- Love (Part One)

4) You and Me- Love (Part Two)

5) You and Me- Anger and Frustration

6) You and Me- Talking about GOD

7) You and Me- Let’s Talk about Money

8) You and Me- What Now?

[Book Review]-The Day an Angel Ran into My Room

Book cover

The Day an Angel Ran into My Room by Annabella Vanezuela-Alarcon is a children’s storybook about a girl named Alessandra who had a visit from her guardian angel before going to bed one night.

Angelise her guardian angel spoke to her and told her that she is special. She is part of a great big family and has many different teachers who can teach her. There are teachers to teach her in school about academics while her parents and those around her teach her about love.

Angeleise also lets Alessandra into some secrets about life.  She tells her how important it is for her to remain positive and think of good things. Do not be afraid to ASK  GOD for things she may need and if GOD thinks she should have it, it will be given to her.  Everything that she does have a reaction.  Any good deed that Alessandra does will be multiplied and more good would come back to her.

If she faced any problems to seek help from her parents or guardian angel as problems are learning experiences which she has to go through in life. GOD is also always there for her and will send her guardian angel down to her in times of need.

My thoughts

I love how Annnabella uses day to day examples to explain GOD’s love and actions and how being positive and prayer can help a person.

Praying means closing your eyes and reaching
deep, deep into your heart with all your love
and feeling like one with God.

The quotation above  from one of the pages really caught my  attention. Prayer is something which is each child can do.They can pray to GOD for guidance and seek his help. She makes it so easy for a child who is reading the book to understand these concepts which maybe rather complex to a 5 yr old.  My son really enjoyed reading the book together with me and learning more about how GOD and his love for us. I certainly recommend this book to any parent who would like to explain about guardian angels and the need to ASK and seek help when needed.


You can purchase a copy of The Day an Angel Ran into My Room from Amazon.

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