Sunday, September 25, 2011

My daughter's Vlog

Okay, here's something just for the cuteness value. But hey, Jesus loves kids so I reckon He loves this little clip of my daughter I posted on You Tube this morning. The words and music are completely made up by her. Clever, huh?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Minus the "thees" and "thous"

I was driving home the other day and talking to my "Passenger". You know, stuff like: "Lord, did you see that idiot run that light? Oh, I guess you did, being God and all that" As I was driving I started to think about my besties, R (my banana split buddy) and Smiley (my work buddy...yeah...that's right...ummm..."work"). I thought about all the time I spend with them and all the stuff we talk about. Then a nasty little condemning thought snuck into my head: I am a terrible pray-er.

I decided to mention it to God. "Ummm...God. I'm a terrible pray-er. I'm really sorry but I just don't know how to do a better job of it."  I sort of got the feeling that Jesus was wanting me to clarify a little better. "Well you see, I don't seem to spend as much time with you as I should and I just wish I could talk with you the way I talk with my friends. I tell them all sorts of stuff. I'm just not very good at saying Prayers."
I had a feeling that Jesus was trying to suppress a slightly smug smile at the corner of his lips. In fact, I think I might have just about heard Him say something like: "And what is it you think you've been doing all this time while we were driving home together just now?"
"Huh? But...that doesn't count!"
"Why not?"
"Because it's not 'Proper' praying."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I don't seem to be good at the whole Praise and Worship thing."
Then I think I might have imagined that Jesus could possibly have done this:
"Ummm...Jesus, did you just FACE PALM me?????"
To which Jesus probably replied: "Yup. I think I did."
I think I was starting to understand what He was trying to get at. I looked up and noticed the sun peeping out from behind a really fluffy cloud. "Oooooh, look at that Lord. Isn't that pretty!"
"Thanks. I thought so when I made it"
"You really are a very talented Artist!"
And I think Jesus might have had a sparkle in His eye and possibly said something like: "You know...I really do love you