Saturday, August 10, 2019


I was shocked when in 1966, as a first grade teacher, I found that my class would not obey me.  They looked so innocent too.  Such cuties.  I didn't have a clue.  This led me to recall that at fifteen I had given up babysitting my two younger brothers.  They had taken apart Mom's Baby Ben alarm clock while I was babysitting.  Mom said, "Weren't you watching them?"  "Yes, " I said.  "I watched them take apart the clock.  It kept them quiet!"  Mom never asked me to babysit again.  

Wayne and Davy 1958

When I left home at eighteen, my compliant sister took over the babysitting.  

Evy at 15

I survived three years as a first grade teacher.  Then I left teaching and was hired to work at a library.  This was much more to my liking.

Three years later when my daughter, Heather, was born I was again flabbergasted.  I knew then that Original Sin was true.  Everybody, except Jesus, is born with sin in his heart.  Each one will have to decide in his heart if he will obey God or rebel against Him.  

Because of my strong-willed child I asked God to help me.  I couldn't quit being a mother.  As a result of prayer I joined a MOPS group.  We read "Help! I'm a Parent," by Bruce Narramore.  We worked on the companion workbook together.  By God's grace Heather turned out great! I now pray with a Moms In Prayer group for my grandchildren.

Small temper tantrum

Because of their rebellion against God we have young men murdering innocent people.  Some day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord.  I pray it will happen soon.

Exodus 20: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before[a] me.
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.[c]
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.”

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