Generation to Generation Toys

    If you ever get a chance to look at a list of the top ten toys history ever created…you will not find last year’s Christmas craze on them.   You will instead find toy cars, soldiers, trains and digging supplies for boys.  For girls I am sure you will find dolls, stuffies and all their accessories.  I know there are exceptions out there, but the reality is you will not find many!  This is what kids play with!

    So here we have Uncle Micheal’s trucks out back one more time.  At home we have the matchbox and airplane toys from both myself and my brother…and even my uncle (or my kids Great Uncle).  These toy trucks and planes are universal hits.   When built American tough, like a child, they will last generations.

    It got me to wondering…if toys go from generation to generation why don’t we look closer at lessons from the past.  I’m sure what God said 5,000 years ago or 2000 years ago really still has some staying power.  It might help us in our present circumstances!

-ehw

 

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Happiness is a Good Book

Ah a good desert book...

Ah a good desert book…

    Well we were not in Lake Havasu for more than a day when Grandma loaded up the two big kids and took them to someplace they find better than Disney World…a Library.  Out they went, and back they came with one and three books respectfully.  When not engaged with board games and outdoor fun their noses are buried deep in their books.  

    Simple things we need to remember are all part of Capturing His Glory in our daily lives.  I’m glad I get to see it!

-ehw    

 

The First Cookie

    I bet you don’t remember your first cookie…it must be a magical moment though.  Normally Momma does not let the kiddos get a cookie or serious sweet until they have their first birthday…but there is something to be said about being child number five!  Momma gives in to the magic of the moment a little more than with the first four!

   Oh he loved it!  What a joy to see!  Uncle Micheal thought he’d have these all to himself….not anymore!

Believe in the Unicorn

Yes there are unicorns...we must believe!

Yes there are unicorns…we must believe!

         With the news from Dallas and Tennessee today, one could rightly believe the world is up in flames.  The world is changing and there would appear to be no hope….but this is what Uncle Screwtape would have us all believe.  There is hope…more hope than we can imagine if we still believe unicorns can walk amongst us!

    I am being  a bit silly, but it is true.  Amongst all the terrors of the world, we have plenty of signs of natural law bringing joy and hope to people.  How can I say this?  Do you love your child?  Do you sacrifice your personal conveniences to help your spouse when they have a bad day?  Do you pray and give alms to the poor in some way?  Does any one of these items fail to let grace and mercy through you to others?  

   Amongst pain we see now, and know that is coming, we can still bring Christ’s gospel through us in word and deed to the world.  It is this grace, flowing through us to others, which will provide the world the renewed church.  One which will conquer the evil at some point, and let God’s plan unfold in ways new and unexpected to us mere mortal men.

   Oh..and the Unicorn water cannon my daughter has in her hand packs a heavy stream pounding. It made me believe in its power a few times in our water wars last night!

-ehw