The older you get the better you get, unless you’re a banana. (Actress Betty White)

Well, we’d like to think that is true, wouldn’t we? We work with our children, send them to school, and give them every opportunity we can so they can become mature adults, contributing to the welfare of family and community. Unlike bananas that are plucked from the tree, delivered to the market, and have a very short lifespan, children can anticipate years of useful service.

I pray that . . . you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding (Philippians 1:9).