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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, February 09, 2009

A lesson in faith from a five year old

 Well, my internet is being persnickety. Actually, it is just being plain frustrating. My ISP is being unreliable, and it is very very annoying. Especially when you love the internet as much as I do! 
 I had a whole write up for "not me Monday", with pictures to go with it. They won't upload. I can't get the internet to stay connected long enough to upload anything. It will probably take me six tries just to post this. (Which is why I didn't post anything yesterday at all!) 
 But, I'm not a quitter, so here I am. Since I can't post pictures, I will just have to tell stories instead. Hmmmm.... Let me tell you what Canaan said the other day. 

 We were getting ready to leave for Wednesday night homegroup at the church. Andy was going to have to meet us there, since he had to work late, so it was just the boys and I. I was running around, late as usual, trying to grab the last minute things, so I told the kids to go get in the car by themselves. It was already dark - and for some reason Canaan has recently decided that he is afraid of the dark, and that caused a stall at the door. But, it also gave us a chance for a whole discussion as to why he was afraid. We got loaded in the car, and had a deep discussion on the way to church. After talking it over, he decided he was afraid of aliens. I don't know where he had heard about aliens, or why he would think they are scary. I certainly haven't been talking about them as scary possibilities, but kids pick up on things from all over the place. I told him that many people don't think they exist at all, and others think they are friendly. So, since none have ever presented themselves, (at least in any proven stories) there was no reason to be afraid of them. He mulled that over for awhile, then announced, with all the wisdom of a five year old, "Since God made the whole world, He's the only one who knows if there are aliens or not."  

 And that was the end of the discussion. 

 I just love the faith and simplicity of that statement. 

 God knows the answer, and that is enough for Canaan. 

 I am trying to have faith like that. 


ktwalden said...

I love that! Will borrow it the next time there is a discussion on this topic between DH and myself....

Your son has wisdom beyond his years...

Anonymous said...

I just love that. If only we could all be that way...On a funny note, your story reminded to that I haven't told the story of Christian and the vampire teeth, so check my blog soon for that. I love you and miss you.


EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

If he had said something about Zombies I would have understood that fear-(I love you Betsy!!!)-but Aliens??? Have a great week sis!

Elizabeth said...

love it! And I love your boys' names, by the way.

I have a friend who has 2 girls (& due for her 3rd child any day) and she too went with Biblical names but not the "traditional" ones...she has an Eden Sky & a Galillee Rose. LOVE IT!!!!!

Carrie said...

Sometimes things are just debated entirely too much for no purpose. Lovely explanation!