Today was Praise Thursday on the Afternoon Drive, and we focused on verses that talk about the relationship between parents and children.

First, we shared Matthew 18:1-7, which says:

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”

We also discussed Ephesians 6:1-4, which says:

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—“so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[aFathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”

Lastly, we shared Colossians 3:18-21, which says:

18 Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers,[a] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

We also had a Who Am I trivia question featuring these clues:

  • I was born on this date in 1944 in southeast London.
  • I am now a US citizen living in Texas.
  • I am 7 feet 3 inches tall.
  • I started out as a hospital orderly, but was cast in a very popular film that released in 1977.
  • I have played that role in that movie, one prequel and three sequels, the last of which came out this past December…
  • I don’t speak in the films, but occasionally growl…
  • My character is a Wookie.
  • Who am I?

Congratulations to Andrea from Mount Vernon who called in and correctly answered Peter Mayhew, who plays Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies. She picks up a $5 gift certificate to Troyer’s of Apple Valley.

Our Word of the Day was ramshackle (RAM-shak-ul), an adjective that means rickety, or loosely or carelessly constructed. You can read more on that here.

Have a great evening!

-Jess