They sat in the pew in front of me with their parents at worship tonight. Reighna and Lexi are sisters and were 2nd and 3rd graders respectively at Westbury Christian in the school year which ended a week ago. Tonight, they were artists. They kept handing back drawings for me they had just completed. Lexi's were butterflies, a flower, and a dollar bill. Reighna drew a rainbow and personalized it with:to: Coach Halley (Halley crossed out) Hawley
WOW! I went to evening services to praise the Lord and be edified and left with world class artwork to boot! Isn't it amazing how a simple act of sharing can lift our spirits? (If I had any artistic ability, I buried it like the One Talent Guy, which is why I buried it.) The joy and love that children bring to the world, and as Jesus stated, to the kingdom of God, is beyond measure. They love life and life loves them back. As we get older, we seem to suppress our enthusiasm for the gifts God blessed us with instead of celebrating them. And speaking of celebrating, the girls had a whole big stack of pictures in their hands after the closing AMEN tonight. It was Miss Cathena's birthday and they were hooking her up with the best birthday cards ever. At the risk of sounding greedy, I'm jealous. Oh, well- only nine more months to my birthday!
Applicable quote of the day:
"Everyone has talent at 25. The difficulty is to have it at 50."
*The picture at the top was borrowed from http://www.themommyblog.net
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