How are we using those 101,388 hours? The average American child spends more than 24,000 hours in front of a TV by age 18—more than all hours in school and Bible class combined. (Of the parent’s 85%, TV has 20%.). Is this where we want our children to learn about life? Are the morals and ethics it interweaves into plots what we want for our offspring? Someone has said, “The most dangerous thing in most houses is the remote control.” Let’s turn it off and make some memories and take some pictures! Let’s take time to talk to our children, teach them to love good books, take them places and let them face new experiences under our watchful eye, catch fish and fly balls, learn to mow grass and skip rocks, laugh and cry together, eat snow cones and ballpark hotdogs, go on church trips and to youth days, and a thousand other things during the precious—and fleeting—hours God gives us with our children.

“…father…seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life…” —Genesis 44:30