Overheard in the Odyssey


On our way to grab some dinner In the van the other night, we were talking to the boys about how God lives in heaven. We tried to explain a few things about heaven on their level. Here’s a snipit of the conversation that followed:


     Clark: I don’t wanna go to heaven.

     Daddy: Oh yes you do, Buddy!

     Clark: Not today! I wanna eat food.


     Brooks: Isaac, You love Jesus?

     Isaac: Yeah.

     Brooks: Brooks loves Jesus too!


It brings so much joy to my heart to hear my children, even in their simplistic conversations talking about Jesus.  My prayer is that these conversations are only the beginning…

 My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandment with you; keep my commandments and live;keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 7:1-3 (ESV)


18 thoughts on "Overheard in the Odyssey"

  1. Kristin says:

    It is so wonderful to hear the faith of a child, isn't it? I love the discussions I have with my twins about heaven and Jesus! Thanks for sharing the conversations of your little guys!

  2. Jenny B says:

    beautiful:). we read Bible stories to our kids every night and they are always begging for more:) i love hearing them say "I love Jesus" too. So precious!

    love you !
    Jenny B

  3. Heather B. says:

    So wonderful to hear our little ones talk about Jesus!! Reassurance that we are doing something right!!!

  4. Lauren says:

    Yes – I'm always so glad to hear my 2 1/2 year old ask to "read about God" every night before bed! So precious!

  5. Anonymous says:

    LOL! LOVE IT! How sweet! last night, my family and I were all eating dinner & we were talking about something very good that happend for all of us and I said "I'm praising the Lord" and my niece (Honor, 5) said "I am too!!" hahah little children are so sweet. Your post made me smile and laugh! You & Brad are definitely instilling God in your boy's lives! Sioby

  6. Brianna says:

    Love this. Happy December!


  7. Sarah says:

    sooo sweet to hear their little voices saying "Jesus" My 3 year old prays every night, "LORD (wourd) me no cry" bc he cries everynight at bedtime. LOL. Oh the simpliest of prayers that bring so much joy. 🙂

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Lacey says:

    I don't want to go to heaven today! I want to stay here and eat! Sounds like the story of my life right there…lol Very cute.

  9. Stephanie says:

    When I was a kid, I remember praying that God would delay Jesus' return until the end of summer vacation… but return the day before school started! It was the summer that I got to spend at my grandparent's place. To me, that was a little taste of heaven anyways!

  10. My son Sam is three and EVERY time we have gone in the car lately we have a conversation that consists of "mommy why can't I see God? Mommy can we drive over to heaven so God can hold me? Is God over there? How about right there? Well why can't I see Him right now? "
    I love love hearing him talk about God, got any ideas on how to explain to him "where" God is and why we can't see him?

  11. So sweet…I love Clark's comment about not wanting to go to Heaven but wanting to eat…;-)

    We put up our Advent calendar this weekend. Its a fabric one and pictures the manger and the kids can put up an animal, star or Bible character each day. Sarah was asking me who/what each thing was yesterday and when she got to Baby Jesus, she asked to hold him. she then said "Can I hug him?" I said yes and then she said "I love him. Jesus is my friend."


  12. No wonder He himself set children as an example of faith. I'm sure He values little ones' faith.

  13. Kate says:

    Awwww! Those little boys are PRECIOUS I tell ya!

  14. Sadia says:

    That's lovely. My daughters have the Resurrection and death confused. My daughter ran across a dead beetle and said, "He died so he has to go in a cave just like Jesus."

  15. I think one of the most important things parents do to their child is instilling the right values in their children. And you are doing exactly that.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    May God bless you and your family abundantly. 🙂

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