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Does He Jiggle? September 8, 2009

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I struggled with how to explain the Trinity to my 2 oldest children (they are 3 1/2 and 5). My friend told me to use the egg analogy and another friend said to use the water analogy. Eggs are still eggs when they are shell, yolk, and white. Water is still water when it is steam, ice, and liquid. God is still God when the Father, Son, and Spirit.

It worked, sorta.

Jeremy, my 3 1/2 yr old, is my comic. He is always making me laugh with his honesty. He may have the same problem I do when he grows up — no filter for the inappropriate. Ha!

Brianna, my 5 yr old, is much more quiet and contemplative. She observes far more than she speaks.

Jeremy told me in the car today, “Mom, God’s Spirit is in my heart.”
I said, “where did you learn that, Jeremy?”
He said, “I just know it, Mom.”

I get no credit. Heh.

Brianna was quiet, as usual. After a few minutes she piped up.
“Yeah, sweetie?”
“Does He jiggle?”
“Does who jiggle?”
“Does the Holy Spirit jiggle when I walk?”


I didn’t want to laugh. I just said, “well, maybe He does since He is in your heart and all.”
“That’s what I was thinking,” she said.

Simply adorable.


Warfare October 17, 2008

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How do you know that you’re doing something right?


Count on it. Expect it.

Don’t be surprised by it.

Are you under attack too?

Keep fighting!!

Don’t give up!!

Don’t. Give. Up.

Have a great weekend.
Please keep praying for Kaitlyn.


What Do You Believe? June 19, 2008

Thank you to everyone who responded to my post yesterday and answered my questions. Who says nobody wants to discuss religion (or lack thereof)? What a diverse set of answers! I enjoyed reading each one.

I leave on my short trip tomorrow morning. This will be my last post until I return. So while I’m gone I’d like you all to chew on this one. Maybe those of you who answered yesterday can respond to these again? Thanks.

  1. If you believe in the God of Abraham (Christian/Jew), why? How is He real to you?
  2. If you believe in a different god, who is it (or who are they)? How is he or she real to you?
  3. If you do NOT believe in any God/god, why not? What convinces you of the absence of one?

Again, this is for my own curiousity. I have never had a forum in which to ask these questions to such a multifarious audience. I sincerely want to know what people think about this subject and why. I am going to temporarily remove the moderation restriction for these next few days so this topic can be openly discussed. Please remember my “rules” — be mature, be wise, and don’t cut anyone down. You guys can handle this. I know you can! 😉

I’ll see you in a few days.
Until then, blow my mind.
Let’s see if we can get 10+ comments this time.


So Tell Me the Truth June 18, 2008

I have some questions for you. They are serious and I am curious. I have been in conversation through e-mail with a couple of people close to my heart. It’s been very enlightening for me to be exposed to their beliefs. So it got me thinking…

  1. Do you believe in God?
  2. Do you think you are going to heaven? Why or why not?
  3. Are you a good person?
  4. Do you think hell exists?
  5. Do you think Satan exists?
  6. Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God? If so, do you read it?
  7. Do you believe in angels? If so, what is their purpose?
  8. Do you believe in Jesus? If so, who is He to you?
  9. Do you believe in the Holy Spirit? If so, who is He to you?
  10. What is your view of baptism? Is it necessary? If so, why?

Thank you to everyone who answers. I am not posting this for judgment. I am sincerely curious. I’d like to see this discussion get WIDE open — Christians, non-Christians alike.

So who goes first?
Be courageous. What you write might touch someone.