Sunday, June 21, 2015

Can You Keep a Secret?

My daughter has two little boys and is due in July with our first granddaughter. She put nesting into overdrive from about month 4 through 8 and remodeled her home herself by painting walls, painting kitchen-bathroom-laundry room cabinets, resurfacing the kitchen and bathroom countertops , framing mirrors, and decorating. (Okay, her husband helped some. I know he did the ceilings.) She then cleaned her house top to bottom. Now she enters her last month understandably exhausted.

So last week her 8 year old son decided to pose the question of how babies are made. She had made the comment that mommy and daddy made him and his brother and now his sister. So he wanted to know how? She explained to him that when mommies and daddies get married, God allows them to make babies, and they grew in the mommy’s tummy. “But how?” He pushed for a little more than a generalized answer, but she really didn’t feel he was ready for the details. She told him, “It’s a secret.” She told him he could know the secret when he is older. He thought that was kind of cool.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

You Can Have it All

If only I could do this (you fill in the blank), then I could have this (you fill in the blank). How many times have each of us said something similar? If only this, then that. But what then? 

We can have so much more. 

Matthew 9:20-21, “And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, ‘IF ONLY I may touch His garment, (then) I shall be made well.’’ 

If only . . . then.                   But what then?