Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
In his book Who Put the Skunk in the Trunk?, author Phil Calloway tells about two eight-year old's insight on life:
The one asked the other, "Wouldn't you hate wearing glasses all the time?"
The other responded, "Nope. Not if I had the kind Grandma wears. She sees how to fix lots of stuff, and she sees lots of cool things to do on rainy days, and she sees when folks are tired and sad, and what will make them feel better, and she always sees what you meant to do even if you haven't gotten things right just yet. I asked her one day how she could see that way, and she said it was the way she had learned to look at things when she got older. So it must be her glasses."
I want to see things like that, like God does!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tonight at our church we had a Maunday Thursday service. We all eat stew together as a family at tables and then the children broke off to go to their program and our family was either in the kids program or helped! Our children's minister did a Seder supper with the children, that was such a blessing! The Seder supper has several different components to it but mainly there are foods that represent the different things having to do with Passover and Easter such as Green beans that represent Spring and new growth, salt water to represent tears, horseradish that represented the hard work of the slaves. I was overwhelmed watching all these children ages 5-5th grade soaking up the story as our children's leader told about each item on their plates at their amazement and intrigue into what each thing represented. I was praying right then and there, Lord forgive me for not taking the time to really reflect on what this all meant and stood for and what it led up to, our Savior's death on a cross.
We also spent a night at a hotel last night with my parents, my brothers step daughters, his son and our kids and my mom read how after Jesus rose he appeared to different people. I was really impressed at the questions my nieces asked about sin and what it meant that God would come again, this is all new to them.
When Jesus rose from the dead he gave his disciples instruction to continue his work on earth and that was for us to do as well!!
My prayer for you all is that you will find a small time this weekend to spend in your own personal time or with your kids to think about what this season really means, not sadness but LIFE! and the work we are do be doing for Christ! There are so many cool ideas now for Easter, like those resurrection eggs or movies like Prince of Egypt that are ways to make it fun for kids to associate Christ's death and Easter.
I keep thinking of a song this week, so I put it on my blog Playlist, "I've Just Seen Jesus!" can you imagine what THAT must have been like? WOW!! Happy Easter to all my friends!