Thursday, October 27, 2016
I found this statue outside of St. Philip and James Church in St. James, and since it was a beautiful day, I had to stop and take a photo. For those who don't know, I taught 1st grade at Smithtown Christian School for 8 years before Rudy and I got married. Books and especially christian ones are a passion of mine. I had a full bookcase of children"s books that my hubby made me scale down to two boxes of very special books to keep for our grandchildren someday.
I love how this boy is looking up to the mother. I feel as if his whole attention is toward her as she reads. I read to our children from 3 months old, to however long they would allow me. Having that opportunity to sit down, in a relaxing environment and role play with the various characters was so amazing. Now I get to read and role play somewhat with adults. How blessed am I! I love teaching women the word of God. They are just as eager to soak up the Love and the word of God as those precious little faces that used to look up to me.
Time spent reading to someone is a very powerful tool. Maybe there is someone in your life that would benefit from this? Our society doesn't cherish those quiet moments as much as we should.
Take time to hear from God. If you make the space He will be happy to speak. "So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face as a man speaks to a friend." Exodus 33:11
"Then Eli perceived that the Lord had called the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, 'Speak Lord, for Your servant hears.' " I Samuel 3:8b-9