big, simple lessons, from little ones

these lessons won’t be new to most of you, but i am  a slow learner.   i love to dream and move, but i often overlook the little details that make up the journey.  well, so far this summer i have been taught some powerful and simple lessons from children (one niece especially).  here are just a couple of the things i want to grasp and not just let slip by as fast as this summer season.

sometimes the road ahead can’t capture the adventure in my heart as much as what i see in the rear view mirror.  i need to slow down and quit frantically attacking the next task, forgetting to savor each moment with the faces around me.

the vbs week as a whole isn’t my passion.  it is the small moments when a child provides you with a God sighting that pierces your heart.  (this child brought her treasure box and salvation map back to church to give to the pirate that was spiritually lost. )

i also have been taught that sometimes you need to just stop and party for no reason at all.  (or maybe just to celebrate yourself.)

i have learned that money doesn’t buy a good time.  sometimes you just have to play and often playing is FREE. (and freeing)

quiet times with my Savior become sweeter when the person that shares my table is thirsty to know what i am learning.

although i rarely experience the slow pace of summer, i am grateful for these moments (and more) that stopped me in my tracks.   i can’t wait to see what God teaches me as the summer comes to a close.

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  1. Mary Witt July 27, 2010 at 6:22 am

    I can only see the rearview mirror and balloon pictures. But wow, she brought back the treasure box and salvation map to help the spiritually lost pirate?!! That is so cool.

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    1. dandi July 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm

      i fixed the pics mary. it was another girl that brought the map back, but she provided me with all the other lessons!

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