Since we arrived in North Carolina 12 days ago we have RESTED :: making puzzles, sleeping in, laughing with friends & family, swimming, reading the Bible together, playing games.
We have taken a few RISKS :: trying something new like riding roller coasters, traveling to invest in friendships, taking off our floaties & putting our head under the water, making new friends.
I have to admit, it is easier for me to REST than take RISKS. It is completely opposite for my husband. We make a great team – I encourage him to REST and he encourages me to take RISKS. Both are equally important on our faith journey and we realize the importance of encouraging our kids to experience both REST & RISK.
It is our job to teach them.
It is also important to realize that how we REST & take RISKS may not be the way our children will REST or take RISKS. We have to provide them opportunities to experience what REST & RISK might look like for them too.
It is our hope that as our children grow we can encourage them to grow in their faith with REST & RISK.