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My grandson and I were driving to my house from the library a couple of days ago. As we drove, I told him how I had been stuffing treat bags with goodies at church that morning in preparation for the church's annual "Trunk or Treat" coming up on Halloween! As we talked, I realized how close it was getting and that I needed to set out all of my own goodies soon so I didn't get caught flat-footed and empty-handed. So off we went to print out bookmarks and coloring pages and find last year's Pass-it-on cards to put in the big bowls, along with the yummy candies, including my senior mom's Snickers and my M&M peanuts!
Later, I was thinking about this past week's coloring page and the verse, God is faithful, and immediately thought of one of the sweet old Christian hymns I love – Great Is THY Faithfulness." But oh my, when I tried to sing it to my grandchild, I realized I had forgotten most of the words! So off I headed to Hymnal.net to find those encouraging lyrics including,
"Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided, Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Definitely sweet encouragement for all of us in the Sandwich Generation, as we trust in and rely on our awesome God to keep us going, keep us sane :), keep us walking close to Him AND keep us teaching our grandchildren these vital truths – music is certainly one of my favorite ways of leaving a sweet spiritual legacy of His love in their hearts! What's your favorite way?
Greetings! I’m visiting today from Faith Filled Friday. So happy to find your site as I am part of the Sandwich Generation. Caring for my mother with dementia (age 82), and helping with my 3 y/o grandson. At 62, both are a challenge.
I hope you’ll stop by Gail-Friends for a visit.
Shalom and blessings to you and yours.
I love that hymn! Another way I like to encourage my son who is the only one who can read so far, is to tell him a scripture reference to look up. He looks at it like a treasure hunt and will look it up and read it, and then we can talk about what it means. Also I love to help them memorise really good verses and it is such a blessing when I hear them recite things like Psalm 23 and the fruits of the spirit!
One of my favorite hymns. T. O. Chisholm wrote another of my favorites, too–“O To Be Like Thee.”
That was so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it, Kaye. Blessings
I haven’t heard this song in years, but the words came right back to me…love them…a song that we sang at my dad’s funeral when I was 14…40 years ago. Thanks for the sweet reminder of a beautiful song.
You’re very welcome, Anita. Sounds like lovely family memories for your family, as well as mine. 🙂
Very welcome, Cathy. Blessings!
Hi Pamela, that’s a new one to me, I’ll have to check it out. Bet it’s lovely! Thank you 🙂
What a lovely idea Rhoda! 🙂
Hi Gail, Oh my, you’re right there with me, except you have the extra challenge of dealing with dementia. If you are ever looking for resources to help, do let me know. I have some excellent sites to recommend. 🙂 And speaking of sites, I’ve definitely enjoyed visiting yours as well! Thanks again for the great prayer encouragement! 🙂