Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath, he taught the people. ~Luke 4:31
Jesus gives us the perfect example of what it means to be a good teacher. His expertise may have come directly from His Father in heaven, to enlighten us as to how to love God and our neighbor, but we are all granted special talents, abilities and gifts through the Holy Spirit that we can pass on to others in this world. My husband, Danny, gets that perfect opportunity while Sarah, John and the grands are visiting.
Granddaughter, Virginia, expresses an avid interest in learning how to play backgammon. Her ever-patient Papa is the best qualified to teach her the game, just as he taught me. Virginia listens attentively and is soon grasping the basics of backgammon with ease. It's not difficult to initially learn to play, but the nuances come only with practice.
In order for Virginia to hone her skills, Danny takes the time to teach the game to Sarah and John, too. They are hooked immediately! Needless to say, many an afternoon is spent with rounds of backgammon, and I so enjoy watching the progress being made.
We have a travel board that we give them as a parting gift wo they can continue to play at home.
While Savannah and Alexandra are too young yet to learn backgammon, they get in on the action by being official dice rollers. How cute is that?
All of us are familiar with the tried and true adage: The family that prays together stays together. But I'd like to suggest a twist: The family that plays together stays together.
More praying and more playing help us to live life to the fullest!
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~John 10:10