|Project by C_PLUS_Woodworker||posted 10-11-2013 07:00 PM||1105 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I sure do hope this is not too “Preachy”.
One of my son’s kids FINALLY got old enough to spend a few days away from home…………..and stay with Grandpa for a few days.
Oh Man, what a treat that was for me !!
We did a bunch of things together, including me watching cartoons, WHICH I HATE!
But, it was sure nice to have those kids curled up in my lap as we watched. Very special.
One day, my wife decided to take the oldest (a girl) for a mall-crawl. They had so much fun. A few school clothes for Katie and then a real GIRL lunch at Olive Garden. Little Katie was in HEAVEN.
Not to get too personal or offend, but:
My kids were raised in a Christ-centered and prayerful home.
And these little ones are being raised the same way by their parents……..probably better.
And I wanted them to develop a “feel” that having that type of home was trans-generational and that the grand-kids really understood that Grandpa’s and Grandma’s home was just like their own.
Wanting to reinforce the teachings of their great parents.
So everyday we had a little family devotional. Never lasted more than just a few minutes (attention span) but I kinda had a theme picked out that we discussed everyday.
And I wanted something that would be of real interest to them……..not just more boring church-stuff.
So, we talked about “The ARMOUR OF GOD” and let the kids think through and discuss how being protected by Armour is a blessing to them, both physically and spiritually.
I did “dumb down” the scripture a little to make it easier for them to memorize. (Ephesians 6:11)
And then, over the next couple of days, I would yell out something like: “I will”……….. and they knew they were supposed to have it memorized and finish what I started.
It went very well. No, it was WONDERFUL !!!
On their next to last day, we went out in the shop and made these plaques.
The Knights in Amour are off Amazon and the plaques I had made at a trophy shop.
We used the planer, we used the table saw, we used the router table and we used the sanders………. They had a ball. And, I did not let them near the table saw …. and kept my hands either on top of theirs or had their hands on top of mine as we worked the other equipment.
I asked them later what was the most fun ….....and they all said………..”The Painting” !!!!!!!!.
What the hell do I know about what kids like?
So, anyway, this is what we did together ……………and I hope having these little plaques on their bedroom dressers make a small contribution in their lives.
-- We must all walk our own green mile