Ava, our great-granddaughter, while visiting with our daughter Melody, and watching
that TV commercial where the family dog brings in some of the groceries from the car, then wipes up a spill on the kitchen
floor and brings his food dish for a re-fill, and then finds the car keys and puts them in the dish where they're kept.
Very solemnly, still watching the ad, Ava said (aside) to Melody,
"Where do you get a dog like that."
you have children and aren't writing down those sentences they come up with, you'll regret it someday, because there's
no way you can remember more than a couple of them.
enticed me to get out my autobiography (it's in my website, in the chapter titled, "Out of the Mouths of Babes.")
to look at some memories of our kids and grandkids I've written down. Valerie, age two, after spilling some milk at the
table: "Don't get on me...Mommie bringed me over heah."
Dillon, age four: "Grandma, you put too much water in the tea." Our daughter Starlett, mother
of Valerie, still age two: "What do you say when you're leaving the table?" Valerie answered, "Bye."
And Dillon at about that age, seeing his shadow, said, "Look at my film, Grandma."
I've talked about the blessings God gives all of us, whether we're good
or bad, and one that stands out is our memory. The good memories will stand out more if you've let Christ into your life,
because there aren't as many of those that folks want to forget. And the sooner you get on God's side, the better.
Not only for memories, but for the good of your family and your workplace. You reap what you sow (Galations 6:7), so go
for a good crop. And was it Mark Twain who said, "keep your words sweet; you never know when you'll have to eat