The neighbor kids are learning to climb trees. P is finishing up kindergarten and her brother, T, is in preschool—two petite, fair-skinned sweeties who are teaching me to go after life with gusto. She pushes her miniature green plastic Adirondack chair up underneath a low-growing branch and uses it as a step to pull herself up into the skinny tree in their front yard. He stands below, red hair glinting in the sun, offering words of advice. And when she gets stuck—too afraid to come down—her little brother finds the way to the rescue.
As I watched them walk away from me that day, I thought about what it might really mean to have faith like a child. I thought about how Jesus welcomed the little children into his arms and said we must become like them to enter the kingdom. And I realized I had just been given a little visit from the kingdom—a little taste of heaven—right there on my front porch steps.
I have some exciting news! My book, Playdates with God: Having a Childlike Faith in a Grownup World is now available for pre-order on Amazon! I was so excited to see it there, all dressed up–waiting and expectant–for your eyes and your heart. This community has been the driving force behind the book and I can’t wait to share it with you! Check it out here!
This week, at The High Calling, we’re having a discussion about Burnout. Are you feeling tired? Worn out? Need some refreshing? I hope you find something here to encourage you.