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Kayla Craig is the author of “To Light Their Way" and "Every Season Sacred" and creator of Liturgies for Parents. A former journalist, she’s adamant about paying attention and staying curious. She writes the popular "Year of Breath" devotional newsletter and lives in Iowa with her husband and four wild,...

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  1. Oh, to be a kid again, not afraid to show our emotions! Thank you for reminding us that God made us to rejoice in Him and that we don’t always have to act so “grownup”. May the pure joy of the Lord spill out through each of us today. Blessings!

  2. Yes, there is crying in life. I have cried a lot of tears over these 64 years. My young adult marriage was not easy. I don’t think I have those kind of tears left.

    I long for my daughters to skip that kind of crying. Life can be so beautiful if you know how to walk by Faith and not by sight (emotions, checking account balance, body size, likes, hair styles, new outfits and a different job).

    Help me Lord to walk by Faith. My trust is in the Lord. I keep my eyes on You Lord.

    With Thanksgiving,


  3. ahhhh…the ups and downs of little league…
    Both my nephews play baseball. Those kids/teams are amazing! I too love their transparency!
    Thank you for this reminder…
    “We can throw off what inhibits us or entangles us, as we see in Hebrews 12. We are free to cry as we laugh, to celebrate fully alongside each other.”
    …”are you ready for some baseball”.. \0/

  4. I don’t have kids. I have said this so many times on incourage not brave enough to give birth. But my sister’s have given me the most beautiful Nieces and Nephews. They are some of them big now. The youngest 10. They have taught me so much. About as Christian a follower of Jesus. You learn to love people and kids of all religions and respect them as before you might not have. As Jesus said in his word in Matthew 19 v 14 ” But Jesus said let the little children come to Me and do not forbid them for such is Kingdom of Heaven” how true that is. I was Registered Childminder for 19 years. Even though never had kids. Kids do teach us so much about love and how to appreciate life and what we have. When they see us sad. They are the ones who show us Heavens love by putting their arms around us saying are you ok. I love you don’t be sad. All they want is for you do the same and love them back. That is them giving you Jesus love and they don’t see it. As they don’t like to see you sad. As they feel it too. They can make us laugh when we need with the things they say. All we have to do is show them and tell them Jesus love them. No forbid them to come to Jesus. The only way to Heaven. Love today’s reading. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh. N.Ireland xx excellent Kayla

  5. Kayla,

    Life & marriage are like a roller coaster with their ups & downs. Oh to be like children. They don’t care how they look around others. They express their emotions openly. I am like that some. At church & in my car I openly express my love & praise for God. Sometimes at work or in stores you may see me dancing to music. I’m not ashamed to show off my love & gratefulness to an amazing God.

    Blessings 🙂