“But let it never be forgotten, that tenderness of spirit is absolutely inseparable from a spiritual frame. When our blessed Lord prayed, it was “with strong crying and tears?i?:” and when Jacob wrestled, “he wept, and made supplication.” This then is the state of mind which we must aspire after. Our fervour must be a humble fervour; and our confidence, a humble confidence. And whilst we look to God to accomplish all things for us, we must at the same time use all proper means for the attainment of them.”

Charles Simeon on Genesis 32:26 (1832-63)

Sitting with Hacky Sacks

Silliness at Home

Jenn bought the kids hacky sacks for Christmas. Instead of using their feet, they throw with the hands and tickle each other with silly faces. Once they get tickled, it's hard for them to stop laughing. It doesn't take long for us parents to say, "Okay, that's enough!"