Young’uns

The Wee MacGregor

The Wee MacGregor

By Susan | January 7, 2020

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb
 I sanctified thee. . . .

— Jeremiah 1:5

 

In the 1960s, the ninth child of family friends of ours was born in central Nebraska. He was seven weeks premature.

 

That same month, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy lost a newborn son to underdeveloped lungs.…

The Kitchen Light

The Kitchen Light

By Susan | January 7, 2020

The thief cometh not,
but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.

          — John 10:10

 

He is one of the most prominent people in Omaha. He is our county treasurer. Before that, he was our deputy chief of police.

The Four-Square Bully

The Four-Square Bully

By Susan | January 7, 2020

And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not:
peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong.

                                                                      — Daniel 10:19

Here’s a way that a good teacher shows kids why bullying is so bad.  She has each child take a clean piece of white paper . . . and crumple it, stamp on it, smudge it, and crush it into a little ball.

The Fields Are White

The Fields Are White

By Susan | January 7, 2020

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?
Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields;
for they are white already to harvest.

–John 4:35

 

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night . . . the heavens shall pass away with a great noise,

Saving Our Bacon at Beyelor

Saving Our Bacon at Beyelor

By Susan | January 7, 2020

(F)or he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

— Hebrews 13:5b

 

Our daughter and I drove from Omaha to Waco, Texas, for her college orientation at Baylor University. It was a road trip to remember.

 

You need to know one thing: the university is not called “Baylor.” Once you get there, you realize that it’s actually “B-eye-lor.” And if you’re a mom,