Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Life Lessons Taught

Matthew and Jordan enjoy playing Legos and Barbies.  While they play I have found great opportunities to teach some life lessons on what the Bible says about certain topics.  These topics usually include marriage, living together and what clothes are appropriate to wear.

In our present day, it seems as though some or all of these topics, if left untaught at home are left vague or skewed in the minds and hearts of our children.  Teaching them what is right in the eyes of the Lord is what our kids need as they are hit with opposing views all around them.  We can help them be confident when they are face to face with decisions about how to conduct themselves in the world we live in.

Lord, thank You for giving us Your Word as the lamp to our feet (and our kids' feet) and the light to the path You want us to go in.  Please help us to prepare our children to live in the world but not be sucked into the popular views held all around them.  Prepare their hearts to receive Your Word so they can live to give You glory.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Friday, January 20, 2017

When Tutus, Lacrosse sticks and Eternity Collide

If our Kennedy had been,
She probably would have worn
Tennis shoes
Basketball shoes
I’ll guess…cleats too.

I think
She would have vacillated
Pink and sparkles
With all out athleticism.

She would have carried a
Lacrosse stick
And worn disheveled braids,
Knee pads, sparkly tennis shoes
And a bright pink tutu.

When she played she’d be the star.
Everyone would have feared the legendary
Kennedy Drew.

I imagine KD would often lose interest,
Gather the hands of her family and friends
(Cheering for her in the stands,)
To join her in the center of the field
To twirl
And be together.

I don’t understand why my
Tutu wearing,
Lacrosse carrying
Granddaughter didn’t take her first breath
I selfishly want her – here!

But it seems she accomplished her life’s goal.
She was equipped with gifts and talents to play this game of life.
Like a champion.
To win.
And win decisively.

God’s plan was for her to walk into
The stadium of her life
And gather her Mom and Dad,
Her future bother and sisters,
Her grandparents,
Aunts, uncles, friends
And communities

Onto her playing field.
To dance
And Laugh
And twirl about.

Kennedy Drew
our Tutu wearing, lacrosse stick carrier
was equipped
To play hard and to win.

(Kennedy Drew - January 20, 2016)