|Abe & Logan (aka "Unc")|
Below: Abe & Radley
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6, NLT
Jesus was surrounded by activity during his ministry. He was always on the go. He was always involved in some type of preaching, teaching, or healing. There were always people vying for His attention... and He was always too happy to give it to them, especially the children.
Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." ~Luke 18:16, NLT
|I left home for a short while, and came back to Christmas ornament making!|
Above right pic, L to R: Radley, Rachel, Abe
Lower left Pic L-R; Katie, Rachel
Right now, I'm listening to a tiny little voice talking to his daddy on the phone. It is absolutely precious! "I yuv yoo, Daddy. You my favit boy. I see you to-my-yow (tomorrow). Goo night alligator." How can that not be precious! Children are definitely not quiet. If they are... please go check on them!
Quiet is, in my opinion, overrated. Sure, we like a little quiet now and then. I especially like the quiet when I am reading. Because if there is noise, I can't hear what I'm reading (don't ask). And quiet is also good for hearing that still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. But when it comes to the kids, quiet is definitely NOT a good thing, unless they're sleeping.
This past week, there have been many activities going on in my home...none of them quiet. We have watched many Thomas the Train videos, Mickey Mouse, Veggie Tales, Disney movies... We have played with trains. We have run through the house hooting and hollering. We have had pillow fights. And the only time we have stopped is when our heads hit the pillow and we literally fall asleep on contact with said pillow.
|Abe & Paw paw got quiet...|
Friday night we will gather together and celebrate our family Thanksgiving while all the kids are present. That will most assuredly NOT be QUIET. But that's okay. I am loving every minute of it.
Quite time is nice. But I think I would rather have the chaos.