Monday, January 7, 2013

365 People Pictures--Day 7: Great-Grandma Love

My husband's mom is a gifted grandmother and our children have benefited immensely. Now at 82 she's nurturing yet another generation. Over the New Year's weekend, Jane, and her sister, Jean, visited and blessed us all with an outpouring of affection. I give thanks to God for my mother-in-law!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Prayer for My Children's Focus

Author of All Existence, Source of All Blessedness,
May my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren
     and all their spouses
be always amongst those who not only hear,
     but know Thee,
  who walk with and rejoice in Thee,
  who take Thee at Thy word and find life there.
May they cherish simplicity and godly sincerety of character.
Help them, please, Redeemer God,
  to set their affections on things above,
  to shun forbidden follies and vanities.
O God, make each of them worthy of Thy calling,
  that the name of Jesus may be glorified.
(Paraphrase of Valley of Vision, pgs. 20,21, leather edition)