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« on: January 30, 2006, 09:41:17 AM »

The other night I was in my 'getaway' room in the shed. I have a small icon corner where I have an icon of Jesus, Mary, St Nicholas and another old icon. I had lit a few candles and was saying a few prayers when my 2 yr 2 month son wanted to get up in my arms. Holding him, I crossed myself, and turned to leave. Just then he made his own attempt to cross himself, then blew kisses to the icons, saying'Love you Jesus, Love you God'. Considering the turmoil going on in the world at the moment, that just made me believe even more. You can't beat the faith of a small child. I just thought I would share this.

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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 09:45:52 AM »

Actually, this was a great story for me to start a long day.  God bless you and your son - may he go on to great things for His glory!

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O sweet Jesus, cleanse my soul.

« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006, 11:41:03 AM »

Oh,  and out of the mouths of babes!!  Glory be to God!   May we all become child like in our trust and faith in the Lord.

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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2006, 02:51:24 PM »

We have an icon corner where we say family prayers and I have a 9 year old son and 3 1/2 year old daughter that simply can't wait for evening prayers!  We have a system where they each take turns blowing out the vigil lamp (which of course for my 3 year old is one of the highlights)..but of course they always forget whos turn it is and usually get into an argument over it  Smiley

Then, there is the constant kissing of the icons which almost always leads to a near fall of one of the icons from the wall or icon stand...not to mention how many close calls of spilling the oil in the vigil lamp.  Oh...and of course they want to be anointed with oil for EVERYTHING from a tummy ache to a cut.

We have a small paper with the names of those we are praying for which my son reads aloud and my daughter HAS to be the one to pick it up and hand it to him...

But I can totally relate...the joy of seeing my kids enjoy and look forward to prayer is hard to descrive unless you are a parent trying to raise kids in these troubled times.

Lord bless our offerings!

In Christ,

Flog your enemies with the Name of Jesus and let the remembrance of Jesus be present with each breath. - St. John Climacus
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2006, 04:54:14 PM »

Thanks guys for bringing a little hope and joy into my day!
Kids are great problem solvers aren't they? I would never have thought to blow kisses to Icons I couldn't reach!
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 01:49:18 AM »

This was a great story to read before bed.
Thank you so much for sharing this.

Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 03:43:50 AM »

This is the essence of that for which we all are striving! For all our talk of "Mystery" and "theosis," it's really just as simple as wanting to climb up into Our Father's arms and tell Him we love Him while we allow Him to love us.


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