a letter to my grandson on his first week at school

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

parents are responsible for education – schools help…

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…

when boredom is good for children!

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!

Master, teach us how to pray – The Lord’s Prayer

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

please get over your need to be right, and try listening! #losethelabel

Then they took Paul and brought him to a meeting of the Areopagus, where they said to him, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.” (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening … Continue reading please get over your need to be right, and try listening! #losethelabel