One of my Mum’s famous phrases is “God has no grandchildren:” if I heard someone else say it, I would think they must have learned it from her. She uses this phrase to say there’s no reason a younger person cannot be spiritually more knowledgeable and mature than an older person – spiritual maturity is not … Continue reading Maturity and Affection
I don’t know how it works at your house, but in my family, there’s never a bad time to call my Dad. As long as he sees the call, he’ll answer it. It doesn’t matter if he’s chairing a meeting; he’ll tell me he’s in a meeting. “Let me call you back later please,” he’ll … Continue reading A Day in the Life of Daddy’s Girl
Little children are very interesting. They are the epitome of unconditional love. You spank your child one minute and the next minute they come to you and kiss you goodnight. Before that, they want to sit in your lap and just hug you. Adults are good at keeping grudges, but not little children. They forget … Continue reading Don’t Leave the Presence!
When I was much younger, at least within my circle of association, the most threatening thing another child could say to you was “God bless you.” Yes, you read me right. It would seem our network of parents had a child-raising meeting and decided on some code language. One of such codes was “God bless … Continue reading A Case of Vengeance and Justice
Dear Mum, I am delighted to be writing you! Hand-written letters are quite precious to me; I find them very meaningful and intentional, and I hope this will have the same effect on you. My purpose in writing you is to … well, to write you 🙂 But since I’m writing, let me share one … Continue reading An Open Letter to my Mother