Children

257E8357-BD36-4987-AD40-E33C92EA96EB“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭127:3-5‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Children

As my mother and her mother always reminded us, children are a blessing. With the average cost in the USA for raising a child to age 18 of about $300,000.00, it is definitely a financial sacrifice; but, there is no greater investment of money. My children have brought much joy into my life and have taught me far more than I ever imagined. Life is a struggle and one of my goals is to help my children become all they are meant to be. They have far surpassed my intellect and accomplishments educationally; and while that is so amazing, my hope is that we all stay focused on the real prize—our eternal life with God.

 

Entrust

82F1913F-6335-4D89-9C40-E869CD5250DD“But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”
‭‭John‬ ‭2:24-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Entrust
Recently I entrusted someone to manage the training and sale of a horse in which I had part ownership. As a family friend, I gave this person the responsibility for doing something for me. I had invested in them to carry this responsibility and burden on my behalf. The paperwork was mostly lacking and the communication was totally pathetic, but I accepted these shortcomings because of the friendship. Unfortunately humans will often disappoint and the relationship became strained, ending with many regrets and hard feelings. My lesson learned—trust only in God—His love never fails.