Friday, October 12, 2012


I’ve been on a little break from blogging. I’ve had several blog posts that have danced in my mind but quite frankly, I’ve been too busy or not had enough energy to sit down and write them out. This past week, I took some much needed time off and have rested, read and reconnected with my creative side. I don’t know about you, but my life is so full that I don’t have time to process a lot of what happens on a daily basis and when I finally get off the merry-go-round for a little bit, I am dizzy, dizzy with all of the thoughts and emotions that I haven’t had time to think or feel.

One of the things that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it is my children, all of them, both biological and foster. They all have a special place in my heart. The future is a question mark…I’m not exactly a fan of sitting in uncertainty but I know that truly no one knows what tomorrow holds, we just like to believe we do.

I have been listening to this beautiful song by Selah called “Moments like These.” It just speaks to my heart; explains how I feel half of the time. Looking at my children, watching them, seeing their personality quirks and what makes them who they are, it makes me so happy…and at the same time, those moments, those glimpses of who they are becoming, makes me sad.

Here are some of the lyrics

 So I’m down on my knees help me soak it all in
I want all of this life that you’ll let me live
And when time flies by
Oh, remind me to breathe
‘Cause my heaven on earth are moments like these”

Time flies by. It is easy to miss it, to not soak all those moments in. It is easy to get frustrated by little things and to let the big things swallow you up. We can miss those “kingdom moments.”

The kingdom of God has aspects of the already and the not yet. There are times on this earth where I believe we have glimpses of heaven…those times when God’s Will is done, where love is in a perfect state if only for a moment. I believe there are those moments that happen during our lives but many times we are too busy to notice. We aren’t watching for those kingdom moments.

What about you, have you experienced any of these “kingdom moments?”
It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. –1 Corinthians 15:52.

A side note, this song describes my children well (granted I have more than this song sings about and not all girls :)