Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The Night Sky

Awhile ago there was a meteor shower in the middle of the night.

Maxwell and I took a little drive out to "the Land" and we cuddled up in a blanket as we laid on our backs looking up into the heavens.

It was a special night for us. We saw a few really bright meteors, but I think the real show was closer to 2am, and I wasn't going to stay up that late. We did see some satellites and found some constellations.

We made up our own constellations and told the stories that might go with them. It was pretty magical.

We also talked about God. How all of this was so miraculous. We talked about how God directed Jesus and others to help create everything. It was a good moment for spiritual truth telling.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Nature's Spirit

The other day, we went to Waterton National Park. I love this place. It always feels like we are transported into Austria when we are driving up to the town.

It has majesty and beauty, and we felt the calm serenity of it all.

Knowing of my new goal, to help my kids "hear the music of the gospel" I took each of my three oldest aside separately at different times and just pointed out the beauty. I told them each how God has given us this nature to bless us and to teach us, and I had them notice the spirit that is inevitably felt when surrounded by such nature.

This seems so little. But this was oh so good for me to do. This is the first of many blogs here, I hope. Where I will share how I've helped my kids feel the spirit, so they can know God at a depth that will help them throughout their lives.