Thursday, September 16, 2010

As a little child!

I read and article today, about how children are so teachable. I love some of the points that the writer mentioned. I will share parts of this article, by Gerald Causse.  I am always amazed at how often in the scriptures Jesus talks about how we need to be more like a little child, very teachable, humble and very trusting. I see this every day in my granddaughters, they want to know and learn about everything. This is a photo of Jenny ( my 1 year old granddaughter ), I am teaching her to listen for sounds of birds and airplanes outside. It is fun to see her eyes light up and the expression on her face, when she hears a plane or a bird overhead, and wants to go outside and see it.

What a powerful teacher Jesus was. He taught so simply and with parables, so every one that needed to understand it...could understand it. During His earthly ministry, Jesus constantly compared the simplicity and authenticity of His teachings to the tortuous logic of the Pharisees and other doctors of the law. They tried time and again to test Him with sophisticated questions, but His replies were always crystal clear and childlike in their simplicity.(Matthew 18:1, 2-4)

I am grateful for these little children who are a great example to me each day, it is through watching them, that I am learning over and over again... to be patient, humble, grateful to love simply, and never lose that wonder and excitement about life!

It has been two years ago today since I began my blog. It is hard to believe that 2 years have come and gone. I think tomorrow I am going to ask a favor of each of you, with a give-away if you choose to participate! So stay turned! Good night dear friends!


"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." ~ Rachel Carson


"Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble"  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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