Sunday Smiles and Scripture: A Day Late


Churches in Barboursville, WV and Winchester KY we attended while traveling through on our way to Glen Allen, VA and from Washington, D.C. They were the fifth and sixth churches we have visited and been blessed by this year.

1 John 1:7 (ESV)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Sunday Smiles and Scripture


Three little boys walking down a hill.

Three little boys getting closer.

My three not-all-so-little boys almost to the van.

Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV 1984)

“Sons are a heritage from the Lord,
children a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their
enemies in the gate.”

Shared at The Sunday Community.

Sunday Smiles and Scripture


8 p.m.: My oldest and youngest favorite guys cuddling, with bad lighting and shadows 🙂

Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)
Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.

Sunday Smiles and Scripture


Saturday: Paul, Luke and Isaac in the backyard after traversing the neighborhood.

(Note the experiment supplies left from a warm day earlier in the week: baking soda, spoon and recycled greens container)
Things like the broom and bike seem to show up everywhere! 🙂


Late Saturday: Adam, John and Rachel waiting for the awards ceremony at our local speech/debate competition.

Psalm 16:11
English Standard Version (ESV)
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

The top three boys and I read Psalm 14-16 at bedtime and the younger two guys were happy to hear this verse, as it was quoted often one of our latest readers, Rainbow Garden.

Sunday Smiles and Scripture


Paul, aka The General (For today, anyway!)


General Paul flanked by his officers, Captain John and Sergeant Isaac

Ephesians 6:10-18
New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Yes, I do realize that combining the goofy pictures above with Bible verses may be cheesy to some, but I thought of it during my search for children/boy-type verses, as the middle guy, (pictured above), almost has this passage memorized. Go Isaac!!