A New Taste

Yesterday, I had a most wonderful present! I was privileged to get to be with small children on Christmas day.

To you that may be normal or insignificant, but to me it was special.  It was a first for me.  It was something that always seemed to be missing in my life.

Oh the joy it gave me to watch and interact with these precious little ones as they showed me their Christmas gifts.  A shark boat, a magic set, special color art pencils, and an adorable Minnie Mouse dress.  They would say, “Hey, Steve, look at my…. Or Watch this!”   The shy Minnie Mouse would look at me from the top of the stairs with her little face between the banisters, with her blond hair and blue eyes only to say, “BOO!”  Baby brother was ready for a nap and preferred to be in his Grammie’s arms.

Why was this so special to me?  Because it gave me a taste of what it must be like to be a Grandfather.  Something that I never thought would happen and may never happen again.  But yesterday, I got the taste, the sweet taste of the joy of being with children on Christmas.  What a blessing!!

In The Shadow Of ‘Job’

Tershadowrie and I had quite a week, last week! We had several things happen that made us scratch our heads and wonder what was going on.  I sent out a Facebook post with the idea of venting some frustration and maybe someone might say, “Well, God bless your heart!”  But about half way through my writing, God started speaking to my heart about how He responded to my situations.  Here is what I wrote:

Steve Elkins

January 17 at 8:28pm · Oklahoma City, OK · Edited

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

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