Monday, November 30, 2009
While the Thanksgiving table was being cleared, two men had a serious conversation.
We moved to the living room to play "Four on a Couch". (The fourth person sat on a chair beside the couch.) But here, father and his two daughters sat side by side. The women won both games, by the way.
T. found a great friend. This was taken either during the "couch" game or while we played Thanksgiving Alphabet...
Great Grandpa took time to communicate one-on-one with most of us. He's a great encourager.
We celebrated his 83rd birthday a day early.
Many others were here, but the photographer sadly found herself distracted and separated from her camera. Thus no picture of the turkey and ham platters and an absence of pictures of the entire group. An incredibly delicious meal complete with multiple desserts exceeded our appetites. Games were played; conversations abounded. We missed those who were unable to be here, but recognize the realities of distance and juggling multiple family commitments. We thank God for our family and blessing us with each other.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
long article, but I believe it is extremely practical. Too many children have not been trained to sit in church (and other public meetings). Many of these ideas may help in that training. It takes patience and intention on the part of parents, but the rewards are worth it--for family peace and the benefit of those who sit ahead of, behind, or next to families with young children. There is nothing more beautiful than well-trained children. I SO respect families who have made this aspect of child-rearing a priority.
There. I've said it.
There. I've said it.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
What are YOU thankful for?
Even though we'll be scattered on Thanksgiving Day, I want you to know how thankful I am for you, my dear children and grandchildren.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the gift of Jesus Christ and the salvation you provided for us. Thank you for eternal life! Thank you for food on our table, beds to sleep in, toys to play with, and all things beautiful. Thank you for your creation. Thank you for health. Thank you for the freedom we enjoy in the United States of America. Thank you for church families, pastors and teachers. Thank you for your Word and for many translations and copies of the Bible in our homes.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I love you, sweet child!