After he stated in the previous paragraph that he tends "to be a little old-fashioned in respect to education," he went on to say: "And especially I favor concentration on the effective use of English. For it, as my gifted friend has emphasized, is the tool by which we make our friends, conduct our business and influence the minds of others. Good talkers and good writers have, through the ages, sat in the seats of the mighty."
Well, I certainly would love to share that with my very astute grandson when he comes. He is already a gifted talker...started talking around age one and hasn't stopped yet...and very eloquently, I might add. And if he could master the art of the "effective use of English", both in the spoken and written word, I do expect he would have opportunities to sit "in the seats of the mighty."
Now, back to my journal from March 23, 1991, at 10:26 p.m., where I found this clipping enclosed. I was apparently very concerned about our own 14 year old son at the time. He was having difficulties in school both academically and emotionally. After listing some of the difficulties that I won't share here I went on to say,
"Well, Lord, we commit ____ into your hands. He desires to be baptized next Sunday on Easter. We pray this step will be a milestone in his life that will bring confidence and encouragement to him."
I had previously written that our whole family seemed to be struggling "under a load of stress and anxiety that can't really be described." I said, "I keep trying to understand it myself, but it's more of an invisible thing that keeps us down. Tiredness, depression, illness, anxiety, all keep batting away at our family. We pray the Lord will rebuke Satan and place a tall hedge around us that will protect us from these onslaughts." I wrote,
By the way, our 14 year old grandson, who is coming to visit next week (with his parents), is the son of our son who had the brain tumor...and even though that son is going through another physical trial at this present time (cancer), God is still with us...and He is still able to deliver us!
Daniel 3:17 says: "If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and He will deliver us from your Majesty's hand."