Now I wouldn't say we're particularly religious, we go to our Coffee Church now and then where the children do readings and Eden sings and plays guitar.
We only started to go to church, other than the Christmas Carol service when Eden was christened.
We thought as we'd entered her into the church then we should hold up our part of the bargain and actually attend now and then.
Personally I find most of the Bible hard to believe, I do wish that I had a blind faith maybe my life would be easier if I could hand over my future so completely to somebody else but I think that I'm too much of a control freak and far too cynical!
I like to think that we have " Christian like tendencies " I try to teach the children to be helpful, respectful and kind to others, to be honest to themselves and each other and to work to the best of their ability no matter what the task at hand.
We don't give up things for Lent, I (and this is just my personal opinion) think it's quite negative. I know a lot of people disagree and that's fine, each to their own.
What we do in this house is try to do something positive and helpful each day for 40 days, whether it be a kind word or deed without being asked like a chore or praising somebody, anything that would come under the heading "kind and thoughtful"
Now I don't want people to think we're perfect, we're far from it! I also don't want to come across as being pious! I swear too much to ever be!
I also certainly don't want to offend anybody, this is just what we do and how I can adapt this to fit in with the kind of faith I have.
On that note let's see how long I can uphold being positive and encouraging to children, forty days is a mighty long time!