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A Grandparent’s Perspective

When people congratulate me on how my children turned out, it actually upsets me. Comments like, “You must be a godly parent,” although nice to hear, is far from the truth. The reality is it is by the grace of God and to a lesser extent, the influence of the parents. Don’t get me wrong,…

Parenting Without Fear

“Jeremiah, slow down… watch where you are going!” This is a phrase that I use quite often when I am out with our grandchildren. Like most kids, our grandson tends to focus on the things around him and not what is in front of him. As a parent and now grandparent, I know that children…

Teaching the Next Generation…

We had the great experience of meeting our first grandchild this past weekend. What a tremendous blessing and experience it was to see and hold him. It reminded me of the words to the great hymn, “Because He Lives.” One verse goes, “How sweet to hold a newborn baby, And feel the pride and joy…