Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…
“The Lord has made everything for His own purposes.” Proverbs 16: 4 (NLT)
If the story is true as it has been passed down throughout history, the twentieth President of the United States of America would have been a very busy man during the last few weeks.
Weeks during which children of all ages all across this nation continue their return to classrooms to begin yet another year of formal education—private, public and home-school—hopefully tapping into all their potential as they are equipped with the academic tools, accurate historical perspectives, and spiritual groundings they will need to live the lives of success and significance they were created to live by the God who loves them.
As the story goes, President James Garfield had what many viewed as a most unusual habit. For whenever he was approached by a little child while out walking, he would take a moment to bow his head to the child in a show of great respect and dignity. And in that gesture, the President, who served for only eight months in that office before falling to an assassin’s bullet, was treating that child similar to a head of state or a foreign dignitary. (more…)