child-like

A few Christmas lights, a cup of cocoa, and a grinning community choir. Dozens of moms and dads wearing knit hats and gloves, tucked beneath rainbow-splashed umbrellas in driving rain, were ready for the tree-lighting ceremony. Saturday evening, my four-year-old grandson, Logan, clip-clopped along in his rain boots. He scrambled onto a concrete wall that […]

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Let’s get wrapped up in the twinkletivity and sparklehood of Jesus’ birthday! (Betcha never knew there were words like twinkletivity and sparklehood, eh?) Let’s be filled with the joy of His child-like spirit. Let’s practice the presence of God, especially in moments that surprise – or disappoint – us.  Feel the warmth of our Heavenly […]

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As a grade school kid,  my eyes were opened to the natural world.  When I learned my favorite flowers, dandelions, were considered weeds,  I wondered, What will happen to all the wishes I made on their magic seeds? (Click here for Dandelions Are Weeds? Part 1) I made a lot of mistakes as a kid. I […]

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I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Jesus, in Matthew 18:3) Childhood held for me some of the most magical moments. Blowing dandelion puffballs while making a wish, certain the wish would come true. Picking blackberries until our hands were stained […]

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