Pebble Toss


by Tina Olesen

A pebble tossed into a stream ripples outward, its impact more far reaching than its diminutive diameter. A small smooth stone in a little boy’s sling killed a giant. Then there’s the pebble that gets lodged in your shoe, and it regularly reminds you of its presence until you pay attention to it.

Sometimes just a few powerful words can cause us to stop in our tracks, convict us, or even give us the encouragement to go on when we are battle weary.

I collect some of these powerful “pebbles” in my travels, and so I intend to “toss” them here into the Education Current regularly!

Here’s the first “pebble toss”.




“If our children were to grow up truthful they must be taught by those who had a regard for truth; and not just a casual regard, a delicate regard. On this point we were adamant.” – Amy Carmichael


“…the work of teaching the Bible to the child is at once [the] most delicate, difficult, delightful, and dynamic that the Church is called upon to carry out. It is the greatest work that we can do in the interest of the individual, of the family, of the city, of the race. It has its immediate value, its value for the coming age, and, indeed, for all the ages.” – G. Campbell Morgan


“Jesus Christ says, ‘Except ye . . . become as little children…’ A little child is certain of its parents, but uncertain about everything else, therefore it lives a perfectly delightful healthy life.” – Oswald Chambers




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