A Silver Spoon …

Born into wealth

Born With A Silver Spoon …

People who are born into families of wealth and privilege are said to be “born with a silver spoon in their mouth.”  I was not born into such a family – I don’t personally know such a person.


At high-noon on Monday, March 9, 2015, my first great-granddaughter was born.  As I anxiously awaited a text message announcing her arrival, I thought of the family she would enter. Blake Addison VanMeter was born into a family of six generations of women who loved Jesus. My great-grandmother, my grandmothers, my mother, I myself, my daughter, and my granddaughter were and are Jesus-lovers. Blake is surrounded by other great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who are Jesus-lovers.

Blake for BLOG


Blake was born into a family of spiritual wealth. We—great-grandparents, grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles are responsible to pass that wealth on to her. Our prayer is that Blake Addison will accept the treasures we hand to her and choose to become a seventh generation Jesus-lover.

“Just make sure you stay alert. Keep close watch over yourselves. Don’t forget anything of what you’ve seen. Don’t let your heart wander off. Stay vigilant as long as you live. Teach what you’ve seen and heard to your children and grandchildren.” (Deuteronomy 4:9 MSG)

Martha Hawn VanCise©2015 www.signpostsonhightrails.com

4 thoughts on “A Silver Spoon …

  1. Christina

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your family. And indeed, on track. Being the family genealogist I also have often looked back and considered the people of faith who made up my family. My husband and I strive to teach our children His ways and tell them about all the wonderful things He has done for us.

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