Kneeling

Kneeling

I kneel down to be eye to eye with him This child with the gigantic innocent smile His skin is tan from summer days at the pool and beach His pjs are rumpled; his eyes morning-bright. His little arms swing around my neck …. like God. My heart soars and melts all at the same time. He needs me to know what he needs And he doesn’t even think to doubt it I kneel down to be eye to eye with this child. Jesus told us to have faith like him Kneeling Drops us to the place where we can see more   Lord, today may I see more of what you see.     Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)

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The Friday Word(s): Absolute Perfection

Try This on for size: When we come to the end of our belief that everything we portray needs to be seen by the world as perfect, our obsession with ourselves as perfect, which is a façade exhausting to uphold, is replaced by our deep understanding that we are already perfect in pursuit of our best selves as we are created by God in heaven. Indeed, there is a perfection for us to pursue; in His image, by His design, under His direction. …and of course C.S. Lewis: “..the goal towards which He is beginning to guide you is absolute perfection; and no power in the whole universe, except you yourself, can prevent Him from taking you to that goal.”   alas, we confuse the goal.           Share this:Click to share on Twitter...

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The Crash That Killed

The Crash That Killed

Ten years ago today I woke up at the normal time to start the day, but my emotions were out of sorts. Indescribable and awkward. Not before or since, do I remember having such an uneasy anxiety inside of me.  I crawled back into bed and pulled the covers up over my face, leaving only my eyes peering out (obviously to watch out for monsters). I was almost 40.  My marriage was almost non-existent in my heart. I had given that up years before.  My life was a searching, complicated mess; self-induced mania and control. Any number of factors could have been erupting inside my soul at that moment; but I now believe it was a premonition of a great disruption about to happen. For the previous ten years, as an adult parent daughter, my relationship with my father had...

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Heartwarming, Humbling and Hilarious

Heartwarming, Humbling and Hilarious

Our little guy Jack isn’t shy. At 6-years-old, he is typically outgoing and quick to leap into the game. Any game.  (this maybe a problem during the teenage years…. Stand by) So there we were: St. Columban’s Catholic church, attending Christmas Eve mass to honor Mom. Far from home. Jack’s also pretty comfortable in different flavors of churches and when someone says: “I need the kids up front,” he leaps to participate.  Moreover, only two weeks ago he was part of the chorus in our home church’s Christmas pageant.  He knows the gig. So when the music director at St. Columban’s announced, “I need the kids up front.”  Jack leapt.   It’s what he does. Now perhaps other parents, as out-of-town church visitors, might have been more cautious....

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