Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Get Growing!

Psalm 126:2, “Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.”

I read this verse and finally thought of the word I had been searching for to describe TJ’s family. They aren’t sarcastic; instead, he and his sisters are witty. I, on the other hand, am not very witty, and I think that’s why I have such a good time with them. Something funny will happen and someone ALWAYS knows just what to say and when, making the entire situation even funnier. Their wit is what brings out the child in TJ. He tries to be witty with me, but it usually fails because I just don’t get it. Sorry, babe!

Jeremiah 17:7-8 writes, “Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”

This verse about trusting and growing in the Lord applies to the preparations the MOMS Club is making for Rock Hill’s annual Come-See-Me opening parade this Thursday evening. TJ is kindly driving our van in the parade, and about 7 of us moms are walking/pushing strollers while the kids ride their scooters/bikes/skates, etc. Some of us met today to work on some decorations. Our theme is “Come Grow with Us!”, and we are all wearing or sporting flowers of some type. We diligently made signs, banners, and tissue paper flowers for the kids to don during the parade. Th is especially excited. Not only is he going to decorate and ride his bike, but he will be passing out Tootsie Rolls to all the kids we pass on the parade route.

As a side note, I was once again reminded of the truth of the Ecclesiastes verse I shared with you yesterday. Ta had a major temper tantrum this morning and again this afternoon. I repeated that verse over and over to myself, praying the Lord would help me to stay calm. It’s easy to find an application of Scripture to my life, but not always easy to follow. I am thankful the Lord brought that verse to my mind during both of those instances, helping to lessen the temptation to sin against Him and yell at my child. What a blessing!

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