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School is back in full swing for us! And have you noticed that the older our grandkids get, the harder their homework gets? For those of us in the Sandwich Generation who are "homework helpers," that can mean extra brain power is required from them AND us. When it comes to English and spelling, I do fine. Even history isn't too bad. But math and science – talk about headaches for this granny nanny.
Last week, one grandchild and I were trying to work through a new math lesson and it just wasn't getting through. I understood it, kind of, but wasn't explaining it clearly enough for them to "get it." Then again, their teacher hadn't been able to either.
I totally understand, because that's how geometry has always been for me. But i was mad at myself. NOT because of the difficulties figuring it out. BUT because it took me 20 minutes to remember to STOP and PRAY.
Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning. Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray. Psalm 5:1-2
Prayer is our best weapon when it comes to homework help. My grandchild still didn't "get" it, but we were able to work through most of the work much more happily, with some questions for the teacher.
And YAY! Three days later, I got a text, with a picture taken with my grandchild's cell phone – showing a similar problem – WORKED CORRECTLY! Isn't God AWESOME! And isn't prayer POWERFUL! So WHY do I not remember it instantly EVERY time. But someday…in heaven…
In the meantime, you'll find more encouraging and inspirational Bible verses at Internet Cafe Devotions. And…