It's Super Bowl Sunday! I have to admit, I'm not a big football fan (though if any of my grandkids starts playing it, that will change – at least for the time they play 🙂 ). I don't even pay that close of attention to the funny commercials, though I usually get to enjoy one or two of the best, thanks to the TV news. Nope, this Sandwich Generation granny nanny's favorite sports are whatever my grandkids are playing and right now – that's Upward basketball.
One of my favorite parts of any Upwards sport is that they have the kids work on encouraging Bible memory verses through the week and I get to have fun helping them practice saying them. This week, we've been working on Joshua 1:9 from the NIrV and I have to tell you, it's been such an extra special blessing to me and is so perfect for so many situations, including the Sandwich Generation issues of life!
"Here is what I am commanding you to do. Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified. Do not lose hope. I am the LORD your God. I will be with you everywhere you go."
This was already a favorite Bible verse of my grandkids and myself. I love to sing them the version I learned from GT and the Halo Express, back when my kids were young. Thanks to that song, they already knew the verse but I still keep having them say it and listen to it. I don't think we can ever get enough of this particular one. What do you think?
So when your life feels a bit like the stormy clouds in the picture above, I pray that this comforting and uplifting Scripture will be as much a blessing to you and your family as it is to me and my family – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation. Happy Spiritual Sunday! 🙂