Playdates with God: Believe

Sometimes seeing is believing. And sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.” –The Conductor on The Polar Express

“Do you believe in Santa Claus?” She whispered it to me across the bathroom line when I was in the fifth grade. 
I knew it was some kind of test, because everyone knew my family didn’t celebrate Christmas. And my mamma didn’t raise no fool. I knew it wasn’t right to go around dashing the dreams of others.
But my mamma also taught me not to lie.

At first, I just ignored the question that was whispered across the hall as we stood in line for the restroom. But she was a persistent girl. I was frustrated with her determination to make me ruin her fun. 

Everyone knew my family didn’t celebrate Christmas. 

Will you join me over at Diane Bailey’s place for the rest of this story? 

How do you embrace the God-joy? Every Monday I’ll be sharing one of my Playdates with God. I would love to hear about yours. It can be anything: outside, quiet time. Maybe it’s solitary. Maybe it’s loud and crowded. Just find Him. Be with Him. Grab my button at the bottom of the page and join us:

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  1. says

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, Laura, full of loving blessings. I got an early Christmas surprise last Tuesday when my middle son arrived from UT in the snow and called from the train station near our home!! And today we drive to my hometown to surprise my mom! God is sweet. And so are you. I love reading your playdates and thanks for the link up.

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