Give them Belief. We went to our son’s house in Knoxville last week. God had told us the weekend before that we would be going up Saturday and Sunday to help take care of the grandkids and give Nathan and Ashley a night out. When we called them to see if that was okay, they … Continue reading Can You Believe It?
Give them freedom. The grandkids spent the night at our house again last weekend. I am constantly amazed at how much they teach me. After supper, they wanted to play the Game of Life - the 1960 board game. The manufacturer suggests the game is for ages 8 and up - our oldest grandchild is … Continue reading Game of Life
Give them revelation. Last Friday I asked and God released me from what I hope is one of the last vestiges of my self. It started when Lindsey called Friday morning to ask if we would watch her four kids over the weekend. In my answer to that question, spoken only to my self, God … Continue reading Holy Seal
Submit to them. Our grandson Corban was born August first, making him almost two months old when Nathan, Ashley, and Corban came from Knoxville to our house last Friday. It was Corban’s first visit to our house, first time spending the night away from home, and his first time meeting his four cousins, ages 7 … Continue reading Submitting
Make a covenant. When Carey and I moved three and a half weeks ago, we had a brand-new, still-in-the-box, end table. Friends gave me money to buy a new living room suite over seven years ago. But after the other furniture was all in place, before I unpacked or assembled the end table, I realized … Continue reading End Table
Give them Round Up. I used to have a theory about my lawn - anything green stays: if it’s green, it’s good. Last spring our lawn looked incredible – thanks to Chandler at SodHopperTN.com. But the summer heat killed the fescue this year and a coarse nut grass has sprung up in its place. Now … Continue reading Titmouse
Give them worship. I don’t like to brag, but we went to McDonald’s for supper Sunday night. Carey and I watched the grandkids (now three, four, and five years old) and I was looking for one last fun thing before taking them back. I think I’ve only eaten at McDonald’s five or six times in … Continue reading Worship at Mickey D’s
When is “no” the right answer? A couple of years ago I was introduced to Ruth. I knew she worked in the ministry somewhere, but didn’t really know what she did. This week Ruth sent me a Facebook message asking if I would like to write a devotional for her new book of devotionals. I … Continue reading Daily Devotional
Give them a song. Carey plays piano, I sort of/kind of play guitar. But because I don’t sing well (see my columns from 12/9/2005 and 7/26/2003 at http://www.everydayisprecious.com,) I don’t sing often. Our grandson Japeth has taken an interest in the piano and Carey taught him to play “Amazing Grace” amazingly well for a five-year-old. … Continue reading When a Duet Doesn’t Do It
Take their control. Last Friday Carey and I went to Knoxville to celebrate our son Nathan’s twenty-eighth birthday and for Carey to go to a wedding shower for Ashley – Nathan’s fiancé. My picture of the weekend was that we would watch the grandkids Wednesday night instead of Thursday night as we normally do. That … Continue reading Is God in Control?