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Blessed by children …

“That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you!” 2 Timothy 1:5 (The Message Bible) Across the river, I heard a little … Continue reading

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How do children learn?

“Intelligent children make their parents proud; lazy students embarrass their parents.” Proverbs 15:20 Sitting near me at lunch, a little girl announced to her grandmother, “I’m four-years old, and I know everything. I’m the world’s smartest girl.” I chuckled and … Continue reading

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SpongeBob theology …

“What a wildly wonderful world, God!… Oh, look—the deep, wide sea, brimming with fish past counting, sardines and sharks and salmon… and Leviathan, your pet dragon, romps in them.” Psalm 104:24,25,26 One day I wrote Meditation Moments to the background … Continue reading

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Feed the children …

“If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate?” Matthew 7:7 As Granny Nanny, I need to come up with lunches … Continue reading

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Let the children come …

“He put a child in the middle of the room. Then, cradling the little one in his arms, he said, ‘Whoever embraces one of these children as I do embraces me, and far more than me—God who sent me.’” Mark … Continue reading

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Point them in the right direction …

“Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost.” Proverbs 22:6 My rescue dog, Daisy, has learned to bark. I mean bark like a big dog whenever there is a strange noise, a person walking in … Continue reading

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Memory deposits …

“He will convince parents to look after their children and children to look up to their parents.” Malachi 4:6 Conversations with my adult children often include frustrations of being a parent—how to motivate their children, to teach them to be … Continue reading

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Childish wonder …

“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry.” Psalm 8:3 If you’ve ever watched the sky on a cloudy day with a child and asked what he or she sees, you might hear “cotton candy,” or … Continue reading

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Childish behavior or disobedience?

“Give what each deserves, for you know each life from the inside you’re the only one with such ‘inside knowledge’! so that they’ll live before you in lifelong reverent and believing obedience on this land you gave our ancestors.” 1 … Continue reading

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Gather the chicks …

“How often I’ve ached to embrace your children, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you wouldn’t let me.” Matthew 23:37 Have you ever wanted to wrap your arms around a little child and hold him … Continue reading

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