Friday, January 28, 2011

Be like a child

One of my favorite rituals is prayer before bedtime with my 5-year-old. I have shared many sweet, intimate and vulnerable moments with my son, Caden. He's always teaching me something new about faith.

Jesus tells us to be more like children. The innocence of a child can burn away the dross of the world. I was reminded of this a few nights ago:

"Mommy, when I go to heaven I won't have to pray anymore because God is already there."

I was moved to tears. Caden has a profound understanding of God. He also know that there's something beautiful and perfect waiting for us beyond this life.

"I assure you, unless you turn from your sins and become as little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven."
--Book of Matthew, Ch. 18, Verse 3

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blackberry bliss

So yummy.