I know it’s not officially summertime, not until June 21st, but I am definitely in summer mode. There is a certain smell to the mountain air this time of year – I can walk out on the front porch and take a deep breath and, well, it just smells differently than two months ago! Kinda damp and green. I love it. Windows are open. The birds are nesting and building nests. The hummingbird traffic is picking up. READER WARNING: Get ready because this post is going to be a rambling…
I am convinced if that apple incident hadn’t happened in Genesis, we would live in perpetual summer! After all, we’d all be running around naked and one couldn’t do that if it was freezing! Lord! That’s a horrible thought. Yes, I am laughing as I type.
Today is true confessions.
I had a season of epic mothering failures. I do not live in Regretville – I refuse to go there. There is no victory THERE! So, I just try to do better now and with my grandchildren.
IF I could go back and change things, I would. And, one of the things I would change is infusing my kids with the Word. Not necessarily shoving it down their throats but like a daily vitamin. A scripture a day or something like that. I remember when the youngest (now almost-39) was about 16 – his summer assignment was to read the book of Proverbs. I suggested July so he had 31 days to read 31 chapters! I think he did it!
And, if I had younger children I believe I would focus on the 33 verses of Proverbs 15 – in THE MESSAGE! A scripture a day for 33 wonderful and warm summer days! Solomon, the author of this Proverb, covered just about every aspect of life in these verses. I made a printable of chapter 15 and I hope you consider using it with your little’s this summer – just one verse a day. It will stir up some conversations I’m sure and open the door for some great Life 101 Lessons!
We all make mistakes – I made my share, but if I could?
I’d print this out and go back in time to the summer of 1984 when my kids and I looked like the picture below and we would study these wise words and hide them in our hearts!
How about you?
The printable is here: