In Your Dreams

In Your Dreams

Carter, My 13-year-old grandson, rode his bike over to my house recently. First thing he did was head for the pantry and a bag of marshmallows (as he’s been doing since he was a toddler). Hunger pains assuaged, he sat down and we started chatting. “You were in my...
Fingernail Polish and Bike Rides

Fingernail Polish and Bike Rides

One of my biggest responsibilities as a grandparent is supporting my kids as they raise their own children. That means not to argue about their family rules or to make comments about those rules. Because my kids and their spouses all love the Lord and desire to make...
Remember the Great Grandparents

Remember the Great Grandparents

Many children today not only have grandparents, but also great grandparents. My own grandchildren have three great grandparents who are still involved in their lives. Often it is the grandparent who bridges the gap between the younger and older generation. My mother,...
I Can’t Read it, But I Believe it

I Can’t Read it, But I Believe it

Children in church services… bored and disengaged. Or so it seems. Indeed, some people think children don’t belong in church services. After all, they can’t understand what’s going on. They should be in their own children’s program that relates to them, right? I...
It Happened on Halloween Night

It Happened on Halloween Night

I remember the night my oldest grandchild trusted Christ as Savior. A Sunday evening. Halloween. Mission’s conference at church. One of the components of our mission conferences was the kid sessions. The missionaries who spoke to the adults were asked to take their...