PASSING DOWN FAITH
By Nina Schmigdall
My daughter plays the violin in a youth orchestra. She sits tall and poised, reading music written by famous composers. It feels like a little miracle, especially since I have never been trained to play an instrument myself.
My ignorance becomes painfully obvious any time she needs help or guidance. My heart feels heavy when I realize I am ill-equipped to help her when she gets stuck or feels discouraged.
I have wrestled with that same self-doubt as I seek to pass on faith to my kids. I did not grow up in the church or in a family of faith. I met Jesus when I was older, and did not have a foundation of faith in my childhood.
But, I have learned I don’t have to be an expert. No matter where you are in your faith, or if you ever feel unqualified, here are a few things you can do . . .
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