When It’s Not Your First Time – Day 26 of Handmade


There’s a first time for everything.

Sometimes the first time is the most exciting. (Sometimes it’s also the most frightening.)

first pumpkin

I got to go with Victoria and Mason on their first field trip.

Neither had been to a pumpkin patch before.

This was an exciting first. For both of them.

There were many new things.



And because they were excited, I was, too.

When they smiled, I smiled, too.

While we can’t repeat a first ourselves, we can accompany somebody else experiencing a first.

After God created the first man and the first woman, I assume he didn’t get bored with every human thereafter. Because with each person, it was their first time coming into the world.

When we celebrate someone else coming to know Christ for the first time, we renew our excitement at knowing him, too.

If there’s a first you need to tackle—and you’re nervous about it—bring an old-timer with you. Not only will it be good for you, but it might be exciting for them as well.

There will be smiles all around.

mason and lisa

pumpkin patch

Three Questions

Here are our three questions of the day:

(1) Is there a pumpkin at your house this October?

(2) Do you remember an exciting field trip that was a first from your own school years?

(3) What’s a first you have experienced with God in the recent past?

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What are your answers? Please share in the comments.

My answers

(1) No, I gave Victoria my pumpkin to give to her youngest child.

(2) I remember my first helicopter ride with JROTC and also a fun math tournament in Montgomery with our high school Mu Alpha Theta team.

(3) God has been guiding me through the glorious wonder of being a grandmother for the first time this year!

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4 thoughts on “When It’s Not Your First Time – Day 26 of Handmade

  1. Horace Williams Jr

    Field trips. Oh, how I used to look forward to them on Fridays as a youngster. I loved the trips to the zoo and science museum as a youngster. As a teenager, I enjoyed the art museum. I am a huge fan of art; Van Gogh is my favorite. No pumpkin here at home, but your pics make me want to go with my nephews to a pumpkin patch- just not a haunted one. Hahaha. I will teach my first men’s bible study at my church. I was shocked when the asst Pastor asked me to, but I love the subject of the Armor of God. So great to visit here today. Lisa. Have a fantastic weekend, and God bless.

  2. liz

    I recently went on a field trip with my 5th grader and it was good for my heart to witness his joy! Thanks for sharing these sweet moments and that great nugget of truth to take an old-timer along when experiencing something new! Great tip! Blessings!

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