The delicate balance we all have as parents

Where I live, today was the first day of school.

The delicate balance we all have as parents

Our youngest started kindergarten…he hopped on that big, yellow school bus for the first time in his life like a champ! My daughter was right behind him…she was on to fourth grade.

Overall, it’s a big transition for us. There are no longer any non-school agers living in our home. No more “babies.”

Lean on me

My daughter has been learning how to play the ukulele at school.

Lean on me

They’ve been working on the song “Lean on Me.”

She and I have been singing that song together for a while now. We even looked up the lyrics to be sure we were getting the words right.

I don’t know about you, but I tend to mishear the words in a song. For example, when I was a kid I remember listening to this old Kenny Rogers tune.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it…

There’s an old hymn I really like titled “Come thou fount.” Maybe you know it.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it...

It’s a beautiful song, and there’s a pretty well-known line I really connect with.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.”

You see, I have wandered from the God I love many times in my life. Daily in fact, either in thought or in action.