There is an interesting phenomenon that happened with several of my adult children still at home. My granddaughters preferred playing with their aunts more than their grandma. I understand that because the aunties are much more creative and energetic in play than Grandma. I soon learned that I could have a planned playtime with my granddaughters at our house, but they would really rather play with the aunties. So we have Aunties’ playtime on Monday afternoons.
However, if I took my reading book bags to my granddaughters’ house once a week, they would be waiting for me at the front door excited for reading time with Grandma.
I have two bags of books. One has board books for 1 to 2 year olds, and the other has preschool books for ages 3 and up. With Abigail, who is now 7, we are beginning to read chapter books too. I am there for an hour so I read for 20 minutes to each little girl, who chooses the books we will look at. These are precious moments in my life.
Trusting in Jesus,
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
We pulled up to Home Sweet Home about 9:30 last night. The drive was pleasant, from rolling hills beginning to show their autumn splendor, to the flatlands of the Midwest. We also love to be together, and the 15 hours passed quickly with talking, worship, prayer, and just enjoying the scenery.
We also saw the lunar eclipse begin and then continue to encompass the moon. AMAZING! God’s Creation and design is incredible.
“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.” Genesis 1:8
We want to express our gratefulness to our coordinators, Mark and Ali. Months ago, they responded to God’s leading to ask if we could give a conference there. All through the process, they have been completely on board and enthusiastic about Energize! Thank you, Mark and Ali.
Friday morning, we picked John up for the airport and were thankful he was able to join us. Then, that afternoon, we set up and prepared for the weekend.
The Lord brought a great group with eager hearts! There were local families, and then others who drove a distance. We are grateful for their sacrifice of time and resources. That evening, we had a wonderful time of getting to know each other.
Saturday went quickly with sessions interspersed with breaks and fellowship. It seems lately I’ve heard that families have been introduced to our ministry through Keeping Our Children’s Hearts. Speaking of which, watch for an exciting announcement on that in the next few weeks.
Dad’s heart for encouraging families in practical ways of living for Jesus comes through clearly, and the feedback we hear reaffirms that. God is good! We love seeing veteran Titus2 families who have come to many conferences over the years, and we see the fruit in their lives.
“Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”