Category Archives: aging

7/31/23 MondayMatters: Grandparenting

7/31/23 MondayMatters: Grandparenting

How do you connect with your grandkids? How do we talk to the younger generation in general? Here are five things to remember when you are working with the young people in your life.

  1. Remember they are people.
  2. Remember they have personality.
  3. Remember they have parents. (And you are not them.)
  4. Remember they are the present (the gift.)
  5. Remember they need prayer.

Look at the Shema, Deuteronomy 6:45, and the verses following.

Provide rituals.

Teach remembering.

And model righteousness.

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The Paper

The Paper

I loved breakfast at church camp in Batesburg, SC. We would stand in line outside the canteen, waiting for them to unhook the screen door and let 60 sleepy-eyed, bed-headed, teenagers stumble in to heaps of sausage links, scrambled eggs, and a huge pot of grits slathered with butter. We couldn’t even spell cholesterol in… Continue Reading

Geriatric Jesus

“I wish Jesus had lived to be 60.” Isn’t that a strange thing to say? But a former pastor of mine, a man I worked with for several years used to say that all of the time. He was a little eccentric so I just chalked it up to terminal weirdness. Now, at 55, I’m… Continue Reading