Here's an interesting (and ENCOURAGING for Mama Bee!!!) conversation we had in our van yesterday afternoon:
We were on our way to a picnic/playdate with some friends at the park. Patrick was playing with some coins he had discovered in the van seat. He asked, "Mom, why does our money say 'in God we Trust' on it?".
I answered, "Well, you remember as we began studying the history of America, our country was founded by Godly men who wanted this to be a Christian nation. They founded our country on God's Word and His principles. Unfortunately, we have gotten away from much of their plan!".
Matthew jumped in, asking, "Why have we gotten away from it, Mom?".
I said, "Because as humans, we have gotten away from God's wisdom and begun to think that we should depend upon our own wisdom."
Patrick immediately said, "Then that's NOT wisdom, that's self-righteousness!!".
I was so impressed with this astute observation, I am still pondering it!
Maybe SOME of the stuff I say *is* getting through??!!!! :)