“For Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven”

“Then were there brought unto him little children,”

“that he should put his hands on them, and pray:”

“and the disciples rebuked them.”

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children,
and forbid them not, to come unto me:”

 “for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:13-14

“Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God”

“as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.”
Luke 18:17

Christopher took a number of photos in the beginning of this post, along with a few more near the end. His skill for photography is incredible.


30 thoughts on ““For Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven””

  1. Oh my!! These are some of the cutest, sweetest photos I have ever seen—absolutely PRECIOUS!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing–I’ve got tears from looking at these children–makes my heart melt. The photos with Sarah and Christopher are also cute. Sooo sweet
    Love, Patti Jo

  2. I laughed out loud when I saw the first one of Christina and Joshua. He is looking at her like, “what is wrong with you?” And then the rest of Christina is, “It is hard being this cute, so I think I will just sleep!” I cannot believe how much Bethany and Abigail have grown. They are such sweet, darling girls. Joshua is such a little guy…overalls and all! And I think you have a mutual adoration society going on between those three sisters and with Uncle Christopher!

    Love you all!

    In Christ,


  3. The girls are adorable- I love the first picture of Joshua and Christina together, it as if he’s saying, “Um, what are you crying for?” Thanks for sharing!

  4. I just “oh’d and aw’d” through this entire post! How precious, thank you for sharing;)

  5. I absolutely LOVE this post!!! All the pics. are so precious. I had to laugh out loud at the one of Christina crying next to Joshua and then later seeing Joshua crying next to Christina. — so funny! That’s real life. I have 7 children in our family and it is definitely not easy to get all of them looking “right” at the same time. You are a great photographer, Christopher. Wish you lived closer so you could do our children’s future weddings.

  6. I absolutely LOVE these pictures! It is too humorous to me how Joshua and Christina took turns crying. =) Bless their hearts! The smiles of Abigail and Bethany are priceless! Y’all are so very blessed – may the Lord continue to bless you.

  7. Such lovely photos! So happy for your family – grandchildren arriving and another engagement! Praise the Lord!

  8. Soooooo sweet! Those are incredible photos!!! What a beautiful post, the Bible verses were well chosen!!

  9. These pictures made my day! I have so much on my mind and it was nice to just stop and smile, laugh and admire such darling pics. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautiful pictures of beautiful children. The little babies “taking turns” crying in the photos are adorable. And the 3 sisters pictures are so sweet! What wonderful blessings for your family!

  11. Oh! Oh! Oh! So cute! Too cute! Very cute! Adorable. Sweet. What can I say? Abby is looking very mature at such a young age. Joshua and Christina, crying? ha, ha, ha, Joshua:”Christina, It’s okay. There’s nothing to cry about.” Christina:”Oh, yes there is!!!”

    Joshua:”See, everything’s okay.”
    Christina:” Ye. Whatever. I’m sleepy.”

    Joshua:Sniff “It’s more work than I expected!!!”

    God bless! Rebecca K.

  12. Such precious children. I must also say that I am enjoying the “Sweet Journey” book and I plan to use it as a study book for the women at one of my husband’s churches. Thank you, Teri, for writing this timely and valuable book.

  13. So, hopefully, Christina and Joshua will graduate at the same time in the same celebration and the video of “this is your life” can include these and the multitude of others that will be taken over the years of these two together.

  14. The girls are so adorable, as is Joshua. What fun it will be have cousins the same age to play with and learn with too.

    I love Christopher’s photography, he has been given such a gift for taking pictures and capturing the warmth of feeling in his pictures. I am sure Joseph and Elizabeth has very happy to have him serve as their photographer. As I recall, Joseph served as Christopher and Anna Marie’s photographer with the assistance of Anna Marie’s brother. Weddings and babies are such a special time for families and you are so blessed to have such a fine photographer, or two in the family. The pictures of the upcoming wedding will be beautiul.

    I just saw on the W. Family blog that Christopher did Rachel and Alan’s wedding. Beautiful moments captured on film that they will cherish forever.

    Organizing Christopher and Anna Marie’s rehearsal dinner is truely a highlight in my life, I am still in awe that God blessed to be able to do this for them. If I was closer I would offering to help with another rehearsal dinner.

    Blessing, Mrs. Mari
    And we were so grateful for you help. Thank you again.

  15. Absolutely beautiful! I love the top one of Christina; how alert she is! Great work and lovely kids.

    Karen N.

  16. These are so cute I had a quick look this morning and “oh’d and aw’d” at every one! but now look at me here I am back re looking at this cute adorable lovely wonderful post!!!!!!!

    Its amazing if you just look how you can see Gods goodness and love in that house!

    God bless you all.

  17. Awwwww, these photos are just lovely! I remember sweating bullets when my kids were infants trying to get good photos, and I imagine photographing TWO infants is a difficult task! I love the photo of Abigail and Bethany with Christina — beautiful!

  18. Wow! they have grown so much. Soon you will be posting first Birthdays :). Thanks for your hard work of keeping us up-to-date Sarah.

  19. Beautiful pictures. One of my aunts who has three children, put together their own photo albums of family pictures she and her husband had taken during their years of growing up.

  20. The little ones are all so cute! All the pictures were a blessing!
    So cute! Thank you for sharing!

  21. These pictures made my day! To see such beautiful gifts from God to your families and to know these children are being raised in godly homes is such a welcome treasure to rejoice in! Thanks, Sarah, for keeping us up to date and blessed by your blog!

    Love and prayers from NJ

    Lisa and Hannah

  22. P.S. Love how you interspersed the Scripture between the photos!

    Oh, to have a childlike heart!

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