Showing posts from December, 2013

Child-like Faith

Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”   And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.    Mark 10:15-16, Luke 18:17 The innocence of a child is so precious and pure. And though an assignment from hell to steal that innocence has been around for centuries, it seems the tempo has been quickened. Proof of that can be seen every time you pick up a newspaper or read the latest news on your computer. It seems the age of the victims of this attack gets younger and younger as the years go by.   And yet I also see parents and guardians encouraging their children to grow up quickly: by making little girls wear makeup and compete to see who’s the prettiest, allowing children to be entertained by things that are designed for adults and ignoring, even finding it amusing when they, the children, adopt and mimic profane mannerisms and language. God help us, because we have helped to spee

Christmas Time...A wonderful time of the year!

"For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6 Christmas will be different for me this year. For the past 11 years, I have spent Christmas away from home, traveling to be with family. This year I feel the Lord saying for me to stay at home.  I don't quite understand it but feel it necessary to heed to this gentle persuading.  I am not sad about it because I know that when He asks us to do (or not to do) something it is for the greater good, the bigger picture.  So I have settled into making this holiday a very special one. Though I will very much miss being with family, I will not miss the hustle and bustle of the airport. An 11:00AM flight for me means getting up at 4:00AM so that I can finish packing, getting the dog to the kennel, then coming back to make sure everything has been done, i.e. mail stop