"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD...He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." Micah 4:2

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Little Ears Listen...

While I enjoy the warmth of summer, the joy of watering flower pots, and a little traveling to visit family, my computer has been quietly waiting for me to journal my summer schedule.
Lately, my days have been so full. I barely get my flower pots watered before the clock tells me to rush out of the driveway, yet it's necessary to turn on the lights when we drag up the patio stairs to finish off the day.

A very fun place to be...
In spite of my busyness, it's exciting days around our workplace. For two weeks I watched 7 kids under age of 5 creatively play while their parents train in cross-cultural studies.
These families are preparing to live overseas for the simple reason to obey the command (Mark 16) Jesus gave his disciples:
"GO, and proclaim the gospel to every creature". 
These families count it a privilege to share Jesus and the good news that His death provided abundant life for anyone willing to turn to Him as their Lord and Savior. The contagious excitement of "going" encompasses all I do in the Day Care!
Tea time...

Trains tooting...
The children are precious. Their minds are so creative in play and their imaginations surprise me with many giggles and chuckles as I listen to their conversations. It always amazes me to hear their vocabulary and even some definite quotes.

One morning, I thought one precious little boy was totally oblivious to his surroundings as he pulled a toy train around the play room. There were several conversations going on around him, but suddenly he looked at me in all seriousness and said, "Don't let anyone put you down because you are young." 
Outside play...
What made this quiet little fellow give this awesome advice at that moment?
I realized he had overheard a teen helper talking about giving her testimony at the workplace. His sensitivity and purity of heart responded in complete innocence. He quietly reminded us of what the Word of God says about speaking truth with a pure and gentle response when we're asked about our faith in the Lord Jesus.

I asked the little guy who told him that - and was awed at his response...
"My DVD told me that the Bible says that to us!"
Praise God for parents who provide good and valuable listening tools in their homes! What an honor to care for these little ones who have God's truth available for their little ears, and attentively listen to God's great message which reaches and strengthens their beautiful tender hearts!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Summer is stealing my time...

I'm sorry for the neglect of this blog during this summer month. It seems when the sun begins to really shine and the weather gets a little warmer, my day is stolen as I putter outside in the garden. I love the trim flower beds, and the joy of little blossoms delight my yard with so much color!

My Iris bed was gorgeous this Spring, and I even had the joy of planting day lilies of bright yellow. Now, the New Guinea Impatience line the patio and walk way.

Summer crept up and surprised me with busyness. We took a quick trip to NYC, 2100 miles of driving in 7 days! We were able to visit with 3 generations and I absolutely loved getting much desired hugs from these precious family members.

Now, for a couple of weeks, I'm caring for 7 children under age 5 each day while their parents attend training classes in cross-cultural studies. I have 2 wonderful helpers, but with my time being so captured with the adventures of these little ones' creativity, my computer time is limited.

And admittedly, my evening leisure moments finds escape to my back yard. I relax after the busy hot days while the gentle breezes sway my hammock in the shade of a leafy maple. I reason silently that I can only do so much, but value this time by capturing some awesome reading time. I'm also having fun while studying some awesome books loved ones suggested for summer reading.

So, dear readers, thank you for being very patient with this blog.
I'll pop back real soon, but in the meantime, enjoy your summer days in the sun!