Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heaven in our Hands...

Although there was a lot of this last week at the cottage,

 ...leaving golf-courses lake-strewn

there was always this to keep spirits from getting very low;-)

Ah baby-child, pure innocence
Stranger as yet to sin’s commands
Kissable chubby, cherub-ness
A glimpse of heaven in our hands

And we oft, softly wonder-struck
By teeny toes and rose-bud lips
Know that we need far more than luck
On life's vast sea of sinking ships

'Where influence soon touches you'
Ah, pray God then to touch us first
So we know what is good and true
In a world, careless and sin-cursed

And pray God; guide our hearts-hands-feet
Lest we would lead a child astray
Where innocence so pure and sweet
Cannot and will not stay this way

© Janet Martin

Whether soldier, worker, athlete, etc.; to learn something or excel at it requires training...
A powerful word when applied to the raising of our children!

 Train up a child in the way he should go:
 and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


  1. Ah... I remember asking His help, back then

    1. I'm still asking...feels like more now than back then, in a way! The wants may not be quite as tantrum-ish, but consequences of unwise choice can be detrimental at any age!


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