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, … 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 … 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.
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 … 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.
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.
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 … 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.
The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don’t care at all. – Proverbs 29:7 My quick excursion into Florida is complete, so now it’s time to catch up on some work. My plan was to deliver our old SUV to Rebekah’s brother in Jacksonville (“seeing with … Continue Reading the view from the bus
“Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk … Continue Reading learning – and living – as a spiritual gift
Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man. He said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die; he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” … Continue Reading always reforming, always playing catch up, always learning God’s way
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble … Continue Reading learning from the children (we sure need the help!)