Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.”

As I looked at this picture of Olivia standing by my dad at one of her basketball games and as I read the verse above, I was struck with the reality that as parents and as grandparents we truly have to be the “pillars” of the church for our children to lean against in a tough, tough world.

I’m thankful for a mom and dad who raised me in the church. I remember MANY times when going on Wednesday night, especially, was the LAST thing I wanted to do because of homework and school activities….

But we went.



For my entire childhood.

I believe that because of their commitment to being my pillars as a little girl, I am more equipped to be a pillar for my children.

I still have so much to learn.

But seeing this picture reminded me that my kids and ALL OF OUR KIDS need pillars to lean on.

Even if they can’t lean on their parents or grandparents, are we being pillars for the kids in our community?

I feel convicted this morning.

Convicted and inspired to do more.

Thank you, Mom and Dad, for raising me in the church.

I’ve had to do a lot of leaning through the years!!!