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With a genuine servant's heart, a gift for words and for being a grandma, Kim shares the valuable lessons and her insights in her writing. God has taught her much as a mother of two: a grown son and a son in highschool. Her life experiences and faith through trials encourage us all to expect God to Comfort and Heal.



By Kim Pitman

My youngest granddaughter, Morgan, will be two in a few weeks. Wow, has the time gone by in a flash. Seems like just yesterday she was tiny and helpless and a dry diaper and a bottle could fix everything. And now she’s walking and talking and entertaining us all.

I’m one of those grandparents who brag on their grandchildren over the smallest accomplishments. Morgan is talking pretty well now and “uses” her words to communicate her wants and needs. She’s learned to hide behind a door or chair and when found to jump out and yell, “Ta-da!” The way a magician does when demonstrating a magic trick. Or when she’s all dressed up or gets new clothes her response is to point to herself and say “woo-ooo.” Which is her version of a wolf whistle and with her big smile and mischievous look it’s impossible not to smile back.

Morgan has a marvelous dimple in her cheek and all she has to do is grin a little and she has you smiling too. Being her doting Grammy is fun and enlightening. Watching my son as he fathers her is also fun and enlightening. Sometimes he’s soft and loving and sometimes he’s rough and tumble and then there’s his stern daddy side.

God is like that you know. He looks at us with affection all the time. He loves us so much that he sent his only Son to save us so we could live for all eternity with him. He laughs with us when we laugh and he cries with us when we’re sad. He also has a stern daddy side when we need his discipline. God did not make us to wander aimlessly through our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:13 continues that if we seek him we will find him and that he will carry us out of captivity. What a wonderful promise!

Have you prayed and then just stopped to listen? Try it sometime and trust our Abba father to listen and respond to your prayers.


Copyright © July 25, 2007 – Kim Pitman. All rights reserved.


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