written March 11, 2002:
My twelve year old daughter came into my room and sat next to me as I was having my devotions. I asked her if she had her devotions. She said, "No." I said, "What if you and I didn't speak the entire time we were together in the car, at work, or at home?" What kind of relationship would we have? A bad one, she replied.
God was with us the entire day and we need to take time to be with Him too. I told her that I hated to nag her and she reached over and kissed me. Then she said, "It's good nagging mom and I appreciate it." So we had family devotions together, dad too.
There is no greater gift in life than our relationship with Him and with one another. God has created us to be relational. I think Heaven will be one huge family reunion!
This picture was taken at a restaurant in
Charleston, South Carolina, March 2013.