Sunday, July 13, 2008

Head knowledge vs heart knowledge

This last week Henry went to a local church's "sports camp" (their VBS). They played soccer, basketball, and football for a half hour each, with a half hour snack/story break and half hour opening and closing. They went with themes appropriate to sports--teamwork, perserverance, and kindness.

Harmony and I went and watched one night. The story for perserverance was about Noah and his sons. I was proud of Henry--he knew the names of Noah's sons (Ham, Shem and Japeth (sp?)), as well as the details of the other Bible stories.

I'm glad he has good "head knowledge". But how do you measure or "teach" heart knowledge? We try to bring in spiritual aspects into every day, and hope it sinks in, but really all you can do is pray.


Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I think that is the goal of every Christian parent - to see their children move that knowledge to their hearts and fall in love with the Lord. I know it's something that we pray for daily for our Ladybug!

Jen said...

I think the heart knoweldge comes as they watch it being modeled by you and as you begin to direct them to approach the Lord on their own, instead of through you.