Joshua is brave.
Joshua is a good friend.
Joshua is funny.
Joshua is loved.
Joshua is a good listener.
I continued to fill the page with about 30 sentences. Then I taped the large paper on the wall at the head of his bed. Joshua is practicing his reading these days. So, before we turn out the light, I say...why don't you read 3 from the list out loud. And he does.
Then Joshua hears himself saying "Joshua is loved. Joshua is a good friend." He knows I speak honor over his life and call out his gifts. He knows he is important, loved, valued. He gains confidence in his ability to be brave and a good friend and a good listener. Life spoken into his life.
How do you speak life into your children?