I have found as I grow older, I pray more....morning, noon and night and sometimes in between. I probably am studying for that 'final exam'. I believe in the power of prayer and have experienced it many times in my life.
Those of you who are on Facebook and we are friends there, will have already seen this, but some have not.
There is a new family in our church and they moved here from Florida. They have 3 children, a girl and two boys. Matt is the youngest and from day one, he and I have been buddies. Before church starts he is looking for me. He comes and hugs me and we tease each other. He moved to middle school this year and as my Grayce did too, I can tease him about some of the same things I do her.
When school started this year, I told him since he was growing up so fast, if he wanted to shake hands instead of hugging, I understood. They go through a phase where they want to look grown up. He said 'no, I will still hug you'! So, last night before church service started, (he sits up front with his parents, and Jim and I sit in the back) he came running to me, and handed me this rose.
Kids can always amaze you and I am thankful for ones like my buddy Matt.