Kayla's Personal Choice

March 1, 2010Katie



I’ve always shared with my kids that this is a personal decision between them and God.  Oh, they were dedicated in the church when they were babies, but that was our decision, not theirs. 

As actively involved in the church as I’ve always been, I always get  a kick out of it when someone gently (not always) chides me with the admonition…”Your kids aren’t BAPTIZED yet?”   To which I answer just as gently, “My children will be baptized when they make their faith their own, not mine”. 

Last summer, God’s timing was perfect when Conner was baptized in the park by Pastor Dan, his mentor and youth pastor.  There is no one I would have had pull Conner up out of the water and the declaration that went with it, and God completely knew what He was doing there.

Kayla called me last night to let me know that she got baptized.  While being a little sad that I didn’t get to see, it really doesn’t matter because, like I said…it’s between her and Him.

I’m just glad I got a picture…albeit from a cell phone.


  • Brettley Ruggles

    March 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Hey! I also tried to get a video on my cell phone--and I can try to get that to you some how. :) Brettley
    1. dishinanddishes

      March 1, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Brettley - yessss! Send it!
  • Cheryl

    March 1, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Awww, I wanto cry. That is Awesome! Thank you God.
  • Sheila

    March 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Our God is an awesome God! What a blessing it is to know that you will be with your kids eternally.
  • Mikki

    March 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Katie! How beautiful and awesome is that!! I know as a mom being there would have been even more special.. but it's wonderful to know she is now a true child of God!! Blessings! Mikki

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