The Next Generation: the Children

Children at the Art Museum

A couple weeks ago I went on a road trip with my sisters. We drove to Kansas to visit my daughter and her family. My grandchildren were on spring break, giving us time together.

We visited the Wichita Art Museum because the museum had a children’s program for the week of spring break. The boys participated in a craft with my daughter and one sister, while three of us toured the exhibit of historical dresses that had been crafted out of paper. The dresses were designed from portraits of women.

We spent time reading books, making crafts at home and sharing meals. We watched an old movie, The Railway Children, based on the book by E. Nesbitt. The trip was a blessing!

After coming home, I was reminded of the value of spending time with children. 

Every Thursday I tune into the High Wire with Del Bigtree. The week after our trip he had Catherine Austin Fitts, an Investment Banker and Economist, on his program to talk about the central banks and financial issues. At the end of her talk, she made a statement that stuck with me. “No one can build a healthy economy without building healthy children.” 

This past Wednesday my Bible study group was discussing Psalm 145. The following verses captured my attention.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your might acts. Psalm 145: 3-4

My husband remembers his grandmother singing the Psalms as she went about daily tasks. She had suffered much loss in her life, but she praised the Lord.

There are many troubles in the world that can stress children. As I spend time with my grandchildren, I want to share praise for God and my experience of faith.

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By Carol

Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.


  1. I agree Carol, spending time with children and grandchildren is so important. I’m so glad you had a wonderful trip, how special.
    Thank you for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month my friend.

  2. Yes indeed. It sounds like you made it a very memorable break. I prefer the company of young children to any other humans. It sounds corny, but they really are the future and worth every effort of our solid investment – time, listening to, communication, hugs, togetherness, teaching, encouraging and loving for who they are. Happy Easter to you. Dawn #27

    1. We watched the 1970 version on Amazon Prime and it was true to the book. My sister had seen another old version that she liked. I just saw that there is a recent, revived movie–but one review suggests a new progressive perspective.

  3. Spending time with children
    is no darn good to me.
    Most see me as a villain
    with a dark certainty
    because I have too many guns,
    too many dogs, running the land.
    “They should be confined to runs!
    Your life is really out of hand!”
    But they don’t see the gentleness
    of kind canines with licky tongue,
    nor do they behold the drug-war mess
    and the graves I’ve walked among.
    But I am canceled and unseen
    for what I chose, and thus have been.

  4. What a privilege we have to keep passing on our testimonies of God’s goodness to the next generations! Visiting from FMF#13

  5. Absolutely agree I spend quality time with my young grandchildren and love the memories and conversations we have about the Lord! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. I’m a new grandma who remembers the impact of grandparents and a great grandma. It’s so important live our faith in front of little eyes and ears. I don’t remember my grandparents talking so much about their faith as reading Bible stories and singing hymns with us and taking us to church.

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