~the distractions I needed~

In a simple moment

a precious boy grabbed a book


The two large words were know to many

in the pew he sat. 



Quickly, with no thought he opened the great book

He pulled himself up and placed the book on the pew in front


His tiny hands grasped 

the large book

Try as he might,

he dropped the book twice

With a loud thud it fell


Dismayed his parents grabbed it, and handed it to him, 

Each time a warning was given

how I prayed he wouldn’t drop it again. 


A third time he placed the book in front of him

The words were upside down

Yet, he kept searching through the pages. 

Earnest eyes, glued him to the pages. 

Try as I might, my focused was not on the sermon

But rested on the little boy, who found happiness in the book


Once we were to rise with our hymnal

He also sat up quickly

His arms hugged the book,

But a last it fell with a, thunk. 

His mother grabbed the book and put it away.


My frown matched his. 

For here was a little boy

With his dress shirt, crocked tie

not yelling or crying 

but contently looking through the pages 

of the bible. 


The boy would surly get over it, however, the image was imprinted to me. 

This little boy sat, so calmly, he found this new book as a treasure. 

For about 15- 20 minutes, the little boy sat and looked back and forth through the pages. 

How, often do I pick up my own?


Deep down, my number isn’t that high

This little boy was a light to me, to show me who I am. 

I pray the faith inside him, would grow strong and true. 

That one day he would hold the book, and drop it still. 


Because his actions stayed with me, 

He wasn’t disgracing many, just the ones that needed it, 

The ones who saw Jesus through a child’s faith.


My Shadow’s delight

Today, in a rare occurrence was one of thee BEST Fall days 🙂 The days that had come from November had been cooler, with more of an intake then those of October.  The morning and evenings have this bitter chill to them. By the time noon hangs in the sky my shivering lips and chattering teeth start to warm, yet by 4 or 5 I burry myself back into my room and watch the moon come out far to early.

However, as I was about to explain, today was not like the others. I can’t say for sure about the morning, because I accidentally slept through it. Nevertheless, when I stepped outside I felt fresh. The wind was the first hello I received and it felt wonderful. The leaves might have been my favorite today though. Most of them have since fallen from the trees. Now they rest in the groves of the sidewalk. Unless the winds picks up. Then they are dancing in the breeze and spiraling out of control. They are crisp and dry up on my palm. Also the sun was out, and unlike days past the warmth was also in the sun.  It shines all day long and allowed for the perfect silhouette for my shadow. 

So thank you God for this wonderful day, and a smiling night. For you looked around and said it was Good 🙂 

~Blessings to you all 🙂