Today, I walked out the front door to this…

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.

Psalm 19:1-3


Chess anyone?

My oldest (7) has discovered chess. This all started when he got a chess set as an early Christmas present. I, having no knack or interest for the game of chess, volunteered to give him a lesson in the rules. We then played a game where I beat him with some difficulty.

My wife’s father, who enjoys the game, beat him soundly in his second game. His other grandfather came to visit and my son begged him to play. He, too, enjoys chess and played his grandson in a game, handicapped without a queen. With a little difficulty (which means that it took longer than 15 minutes), my son was beaten for a third time.

At this point, he decided to do some “research”. Which basically means that he checks out books from the library on the subject and studies them. He has a knack for remembering and recalling facts about subjects that interest him, and soon knew more about the rules and strategies of
chess than I did.

I promised him a game over Christmas vacation, but we didn’t get to it until this past Sunday. And we came to a draw–his king against mine. Ok, we both made some pretty big blunders, but also make some good moves as well. I’m going to have to struggle just to keep up with him.