To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

This morning I put in the cd that came with Hymns For a Kid's Heart by Bobbie Wolgemuth and Joni Eareckson Tada. The book tells the stories of the various authors of some of our most treasured church hymns while the cd plays, obviously, the hymns. When "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" began to play, Claire ran into the room, smiling with delight.

"Momma, they're singing our song!"

Claire offered a very simple prayer over our midday meal.
"Thank you God, for our food. Amen."
Sam's response?
"Mom, does God say 'Your welcome'?