I now understand a little better why Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)Even beyond the grave, Mrs. Sandy Currin is still teaching little children. For 28 years, Sandy taught kindergarten Sunday School at First Baptist Church. In addition to her love for college students at Union University, Sandy poured her life into little ones each Sunday.
Summer time is family time. Time to sleep late, swim a lot, play outside, cook out, go on vacation, watch movies and much, much more. It’s also a time to go to camp. This summer, I went to Crossings children’s camp in Kentucky with two of my boys. I followed the church van in my car loaded down with luggage, two Brady boys and their two friends. We had not even pulled out of the church parking lot and the four boys in my car had already planned and implemented a burping contest.
My wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary this summer. All those years ago, we would have never imagined what our life looks now. We didn’t set out to have a bunch of kids. We never had a goal to raise five children. We didn’t talk about adoption before we married, but here we are, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When you’re standing at the front of the church in your tuxedo on your wedding day, you can’t imagine all that’s ahead.
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Selecting a term
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