Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

Good day CCA ?

During our recent Family Dedication Day, I asked us to be the generation that turns our children’s generation back to faith. Then our children won’t have to be won to Christ through the efforts of someone else. I just spoke with “Faith Comes by Hearing” and they said this Millennial Generation knows the least about God. Let’s reverse the trend on that, one family at a time, starting with yours.

Many at CCA are doing a group Family Bible Reading each day through YouVersion. (if you want to host one, respond back to this email).

You don’t have to invent the success of passing on faith to your family. It is simply, live out your faith visibly to your children and read the Bible with them each day. The roots of that are found in Deuteronomy 6.1-9.

On Tuesday, Barbara Bush’s life on earth ended. But she illustrated her passion for faith, family and friends, by her life. From your home, you can do that as well. Here are some selected statements she made over the years:

During her commencement address to Wellesley College on June 1, 1990, during her early days as First Lady, Barbara Bush told the graduating class:

“You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.”

On human potential

“If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.”

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people — your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way,”

Remember, God puts strangers in your path each day, with the prospect they could become part of your family in Christ ?

For the daily enjoyment of the Kingdom of God,

Deryl Titus