Helping Our Children Grow Tall and Strong

When you live in one of the most crowded cities in the world, you need to plan ahead some time in the woods.

We went to the woods yesterday, and I enjoyed watching my children running and climbing; searching and discovering. We breathed fresh air, and enjoyed the smell of the wet ground and Eucaliptus pines. I even wish this post were a scrath-and-sniff one!

As I saw them on those big trees, I could not think other than, “this is the way I want them to grow in the Lord, tall and strong. With wide roots capable of holding others, and tall branches to be able to see from above.”

Lord, help me nourish my children with your Word; may them grow with strong roots, and grow tall enough to see from above the world. May the little beginnings bear much fruit at the end; may their lives turn into the sweet aroma which only those, who have been in your prescence have.

       In the name of Jesus,who brings life out of darkness.


3 thoughts on “Helping Our Children Grow Tall and Strong

  1. Becky, I don’t live in a crowded city (less than 4,000 in fact), but I live on the plains of the midwestern US. We have to go looking for trees on purpose too!

    After a long weekend in the mountains I can certainly share in the “scratch and sniff.” I’m missing the scent of pine and the feel of the hills and trees.

    I kept looking at the hills and imagining Him pushing them up out of the ground with His fingers.


  2. This is one of those prayers that we can bring boldly before the throne of grace! Beautiful photos as usual, Becky! Your artistic talent shows in your photography very well.
    Oh, and I love the “scratch and sniff” lol! In time technology will probably come with fragrances too!

    Love you Becky!


  3. You take beautiful pictures and they’ll bless you for many years to come! And may our children,as they grow, be like Abraham in Gen 18,and find a little rest under those same trees!

    “My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree!


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