Apr 30 2013

Big Church

The thing about kids, you think your job as the adult is to teach them, and they end up teaching you.

My daughter, Emily, taught me an important lesson Sunday.  She wanted to go to "big church" with me.  I hesitated to say yes, because she is an active 7 year old child that doesn't sit still - ever.

Plus, I was worried that she might be a distraction to the other people around us.  If I'm being completely honest with you, I was worried what other people would think.

But, I didn't want to squash her growing up, so I reluctantly said "yes," fully expecting to take her back to her Sunday School after the music was done.

But, she proved me wrong.  She sang along, and was respectful, mostly. To keep her busy, I started passing her notes.  When I asked her, "what she liked about big church", her response, made it so clear to me on what's really important.  She wrote, "I like to be with you."

I cried.  Realizing that my daughter, just wanted my time.  I am thankful that I can provide ballet lessons and swimming lessons, but she really just needs my time.  Here I was worried about what other people might think if she squirmed in her seat or whispered too loudly during the sermon.

I also realized how God had answered a prayer and a cry of my heart to have someone to sit with at church.  As a single parent, I have always felt so alone sitting in church, praying for someone to sit next to me, and God showed me that He had already provided it - in my daughter.

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Apr 29 2013

The Show Must Go On

No matter what happened last year, last night, or even today - there is life again. The Show Must Go On.

There's a great symbol of that way of living life today; from a city known for it's musicals on a street called "Broadway" - The Show Must Go On.

It looks like the skyscraper, built near Ground Zero, called One World Trade Center will soon be "topped out”. The delivery of the final two sections of the 408 foot spire is scheduled for today. They say as long as the weather holds out, they will get up there this week.

It's no secret that the building has taken more time than expected, and there's been controversy, but isn't that just like the way we live our lives?

Our dreams take time, there's some bumps along the way, the secret is to not get derailed by those bumps, or quit to early. Keep moving forward!

The Show Must Go On.

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. -Philippians 3:14 

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