But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” (Matthew 19:14). My toddler jumps up and down by the door. "I'm coming to the store!" she announces breathlessly. I had promised my daughter that, after dinner, I would use … Continue reading The New Scissors
A lot of people have been tweeting about "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I haven't yet read the book, but wanted to write down some blessings anyway. I think there are about twenty gifts buried within this post. So here goes ... some things for which I'm thankful: My toddler, who has beautiful blue-eyes and … Continue reading Gifts
"The blessing of the Lord makes rich ..." (Proverbs 10:22) We had dinner out on the water yesterday. It was spontaneous and special. We threw the canoe on the car, packed the girls in the back, and drove off into the Hamilton wilderness. (That would be Cootes Paradise, for those of you who are scratching … Continue reading Canoeing the Desjardins
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart. (William Shakespeare) On Thursday, I read a Bible passage that filled me with the faith to believe that a frustrating season of life was almost over. Two days later, when my circumstances hadn't changed, I got discouraged. "God, it's been TWO … Continue reading Are we there yet?
"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." (Prov. 17:22, ESV) Last night, as usual, we asked our two-year old to pray before bed. She raised her arms above her head as high as she could because "it makes Jesus happy" (what a great kid!) and began to pray: … Continue reading Let Loose and Laugh