it all boils down to paying attention, accessing the best information, and then being willing to make changes in response to learning. Continue reading real life equals constant change and growth
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” – Matthew 19:14 Monday, with one more significant turn of the time machine, our grandson, David, went to preschool for the first time. “Bye, Mommy! I love you!” he said. Then he didn’t look back. To say that David … Continue reading a letter to my grandson on his first week at school
We all know how much I love my grandchildren. Just click on the “Grandaddy Letters” category and you will find dozens of posts featuring David and Beks over the past few years. They’re growing by leaps and bounds and in every way; I’m so happy and so proud. But today’s featured image – the only one – demonstrates that I also understand my grandkids have a great … Continue reading parents are responsible for education – schools help…
There’s absolutely nothing in our experience of life that will not be markedly enhanced if only we make the simple decision to engage ourselves with a faith community, and make Sunday morning worship THE priority of every weekend. Continue reading the more we know… and learn… and love
With Day One of a six-day visit from our grandchildren under our belts, we’re already amazed at how fast they’re growing up and how everything changes from visit to visit. They both soak up everything like sponges, learning and growing as a natural response to the abundant stimulation that is life. A few days ago I read the summary of a new report from a … Continue reading when boredom is good for children!
So the idea behind these three photographs is a reminder that even inspired creativity requires careful preparation, research, humility, and hard work to pull off. Continue reading smart enough to not know everything
The more I think about it, the more I believe there is a strong relationship between the value we place on public education and the value we get from public officials.
Continue reading devaluing education leads to valueless politics
LEARNING FROM THE MASTER: This morning – Sunday January 17 – my adult discipleship class will be talking about the Matthew 6 passage where Jesus introduces The Lord’s Prayer. We’re working our way through the Sermon on the Mount, taking a look at discipleship by reading the foundational teachings of Christ. We will likely discuss the difference between forgive us our “debts” versus “trespasses,” or … Continue reading Master, teach us how to pray – The Lord’s Prayer
Thinking about God’s generosity some more, I’d have to say I am newly surprised, every year, at the signal blessing that is the gift of these beautiful children. Continue reading kids and the benefits of failure