Think for a moment about each of your children/grandchildren. Think about the things which make them unique. Think about the things they say and do which fill your heart with joy. Certainly you agree, they are not "commonplace".
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
This time of year tends to be one where we have many songs we are listening to - Christmas carols; both old songs and newer songs. It is easy for us to have a song on our lips, as pretty much everywhere we go someone or some recorded device is singing or playing Christmas songs.
Monday, December 6, 2021
Each of our grandchildren are absolutely, "rare and valuable" and they are, "unique to all time". God created them, knew them before they were formed, planned how many days they would live, and His plans are for their good to bring them hope and a future.
Sunday, December 5, 2021
I believe every prayer we say on behalf of our children and grandchildren does make a difference in their lives, because God has promised to hear, listen to, and answer our prayers. But, having said this, I do believe there are some things we are able to pray about which make a huge difference in their lives. Consider the following . . .
I am blessed with three amazing grandsons who all have wonderful senses of humor - they are absolutely rascally and bring with them many, many opportunities to laugh! I love these opportunities, because not only are they treasures when these things happen, but as I recall and laugh all over again I am able to experience the incredible gift of being blessed with them for my grandsons.
Saturday, December 4, 2021
As a parent and grandparent I find this quote from Charles Spurgeon to be encouraging and challenging. I am encouraged to know every believer is precious in God's sight - every believer. When I think about the ones I love who have made the choice to believe in Jesus, I am so encouraged to know they are precious in God's sight. I am challenged to pray for and to be faithful in modeling and sharing the truth about who Jesus is, so those who do not believe will come to believe.
In this day of email, facetime and google connect, there is no shortage of ways to connect with our grandchildren. But, they still tend to love to receive snail mail which is actually for them - especially at Christmas. Yes, old-fashioned snail mail is a wonderful way to stay in touch with our grandchildren - no matter their age or where they live.
Friday, December 3, 2021
Thanksgiving Day 2021 is being celebrated at our house this evening - we had a family member who was not feeling well last week, so we postponed it to this week. But as we celebrate, and as you all have likely already celebrated, we need to be certain we do not leave giving thanks behind us. We need to continue to model to our grandchildren/children what it looks like to live a grateful and thankful life 365 days a year.
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