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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Grandparents' Pride. And Grandparents' Fear.



Yeh, that's our granddaughter there.

Pride. In the obvious. Of course I know what the Bible says about pride, but I'm actually talking about what a blessing our grandkids are here.

Fear. Sure I know what the bible says about that, too, but look ... she might actually want to USE some of that theology in a place that hasn't received the SBC papal blessing, so to speak.

Horrors!

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At 10:05 AM, May 01, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your granddaughter's marking of this milestone! We're still waiting on our grandkids. i just hope I'm not too old to get on the floor and wrestle with 'em by the time they get here.
i just read your post on "Maybe we don't really believe it." Thanks for the thoughts. It is so important that we not feel obligated to do as our revival preacher said last night. If someone is different from us we feel the need to compare. He called these things that tend to break down rather than build up... stifle grace vs show love. Comparing is an art we perfect always with the thought that anyone who does not compare favorable with us is to then be controlled. if we find we can't control them then we want to condemn. I just thought he hit the nail on the head. He posed the question whether or not we belive that grace is two deminsional. if we have received grace from God, why is it we find it so hard to give grace to those we deal with. He didn't mention it specifically but one of my deacons pointed out that Jesus told a story about just that when He told about the guy forgiven a huge debt by his master, ony to walk right out and rail on a guy who owed him a paltry sum.
I regularly lurk on Burleson's blog and always enjoy your comments. Keep it real, as we used to say back in the day. Tommy Anthony

 
At 4:54 PM, May 01, 2008, Blogger foolery said...

Congratulations to your granddaughter, Senor Bob! And, as always, thanking you for making me burst out laughing at work with your witty inside-out thinking.

Cows make mayonnaise, indeed.

:)

 
At 5:00 PM, May 01, 2008, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

Tommy, thanks for stopping in and for the nice words. You and the revival pastor are right on the money. How on earth (euphemistic double entendre' intentional) can we go about Jesus' work other than the way He would do it?

Laurie, and besides when you get tired of the grandkids, they go home. We didn't have any place to send our own kids....

:)

 
At 12:25 PM, May 02, 2008, Blogger Kyddryn said...

Congratulations to your granddaughter!

I always though that a small bit of pride was a healthy thing - it's excessive pride that trips us up and sends us tumbling down to the bottom of the ladder again.

As for fear...well, one may fear and still walk forward - that's what faith is for, isn't it?

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

 
At 7:56 AM, May 05, 2008, Blogger LindaSueBuhl said...

Oldtimer's moment here - I honestly thought I'd commented on this last week:::sigh:::::. Congratulations on having a grandchild who is accomplishing something of significance. About the SBC thing - probably in the grand scheme of things she can do whatever she perceives to be the will of God as long as she doesn't have to do it within the umbrella (straitjacket) of a denomination. She probably has the gumption - something about inheriting her forefathers' spiritual heritage (like her grandforefather?) stands her in good stead. Enjoy this time of celebration - life has enough bumps in the road! Shalom!

 
At 8:10 AM, May 05, 2008, Blogger Bob Cleveland said...

Linda,

Thanks for the kind words. And you're right about the gumption. We get into some interesting discussions around the kitchen table here ... our house is between Southeastern and their home and close to the college so she spends a lot of time hanging around here between classes, before Wednesday evening services, etc. She doesn't back down one bit, which I like.

And she inherited my wacko sense of humor, too.

 

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