I keep thinking about what spectacular human beings our children have turned out to be! Continue reading Our amazing children! (love is patient, love is kind…)
this is my prayer today, for each one of us: I pray that everything we do will be couched in childlike wonder and joy, and proceed from there with both an appreciation for our blessings and a maturing, invitational, life of intentional discipleship.
A departure for me. Poetry. Free verse. It seemed to pour out of a place that was quite clear about the fact that this post needed to be more along the lines of poetry. Our grandson, David, five years old, newly “graduated” from preschool yet still so completely sweet and vulnerable. Ready for school but not ready; at least not me, I’m not nearly ready. … Continue reading “Stay Beautiful, Golden Child” – a poem
My job as Grandaddy Derek is to love David and Beks with the cumulative love of all these decades, to nurture them spiritually in ways I’m only now beginning to grow into, and to share with them the stories I couldn’t possibly have known thirty years ago because I had yet to live them. Continue reading Grandkids: packing a full week of action into twenty-four hours!
The challenge is to provide constant opportunity for them to remain engaged and learning, while having fun at the same time. Continue reading love, Legos, stories, and imagination at “Camp Grandparent”
I pray that your Monday launches this week with joy, with confidence in God, and with the conviction that all things are possible for those who believe. Continue reading “5-photo Monday”
Instead, I’ll share this short series of photographs from the garden. The children love to help Rebekah with the watering, and of course they end up soaking each other as much as the plants. Continue reading More from Camp Grandparent!
Measuring, sifting, mixing, kneading, resting, kneading some more, rolling out, cutting, covering, waiting, baking, eating, retelling the stories. Continue reading baking bread and making memories
The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. – Isaiah 11:6 Rebekah and I are enjoying a serendipitous couple of days with our daughter Naomi, her husband Craig, and our wonderful grandchildren. It’s still a regular work week, but enormous fun to have them around. … Continue reading love wins; bigotry destroys us
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:25-26 What a great scripture to start the day! Thanks, Bible Gateway. It’s been a busy morning so far around Maul-Hall, thanks to the presence of Ms. Beks. Oh, … Continue reading life = curiosity, and grace, and joy