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Sunday, February 18, 2007


Tonight at church we had a special Youth Night. Several kids sang (including my three grandkids!), a group called "Chosen" from a visiting church did an interpretive dance, and the junior Bible Bowl team whopped upon the three ministers of the church. The first game was a skunk (400 to 0) and the second game was a little closer (300+ to 60). It was an enjoyable evening for all.

Something the deacon prayed in his closing prayer struck me. "Help us see the children not just as our future, but as our present." We usually think of teaching our children to follow us, but he also prayed "And help us to follow the children." This is similar to what Jesus taught when He said, "unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3)

May we all become like little children in our trust, love, and wonder at God and His creation.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Next to reading, scrapbooking is a favorite hobby of mine. I started scrapbooking over nine years ago, but never completed a whole album until I retired from teaching the following year. I especially enjoy scrapping with friends. We can talk while we work and share our ideas and pictures with each other.

Since I no longer need to do bulletin boards, I use my creativity to create layouts and borders to showcase my pictures. My grandkids especially enjoy looking at our family pictures in the completed albums. Someday I hope the albums will become family heirlooms, passed down to future generations to tell the stories of our lives in pictures. You know they say, "One picture is worth a thousand words." If that's true, I'm a millionaire of memories!

How about you? Any other scrapbookers out there?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Wedding Plans

This is will be short tonight as our youngest daughter is getting married in five months, and she asked me to start working on a wedding invitation list tonight.

The word wedding reminded me of two times it is used in the Bible. In Matthew 22 Jesus tells the parable of the king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. Those invited didn't come, so he sent his servants out to invite others. I am so thankful that we have been invited to the wedding banquet for God's Son where we will be not just guests, but the bride of Christ.

This wedding banquet is found in Revelation 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready." Then in verse 9 John writes the words the angel gave him: "Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" May we all accept His invitation.