Tuesday, October 25, 2011

just write :: bold

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I push the squeaky shopping cart up and down the aisles of Wal*mart as the boy buckled in belts out a song that carries all the way to the sporting goods department.

Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.

People turn to look as they reach for that box of graham crackers or pull the gallon of milk from the cooler. Some stare and others smile our way. A few even whisper the words along with him.

YES, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.

I look down at my little boy and wish a thousand wishes in this moment that he would always cling to the Truth of Jesus. I pray that he would forever share his faith so willingly, so boldly, so freely.....even if it's scary or hard or not the popular thing to do.

A tear spills over, too, because I'm a bit of a crier when it comes to my kiddo and Jesus. And because I know I've failed over and over to do the thing I prayed about just seconds ago.

Lord, make me bold like my two year old.


Joining in today with the incredible Heather for Just Write.


  1. I miss you and precious Josiah already! So glad I get to see you again in a couple of months!!

  2. Amen!

    Love that pic! Your Josiah is adorable!

  3. amen. you are a beautiful writer.

  4. This was great Rachel - hearing the sound of a child sing that song - well it just makes me smile and want to sing along.

  5. a wonderful prayer...and another awesome post.

  6. You are such a lovely person, lady. An amazing mom. And that picture? OHMYHEART.

    Thank you for joining in!

  7. I love this story! Si already has a big heart for Jesus.

  8. amen!! i can't believe how big josiah is!!! kerry

  9. beautiful, as always, my friend. there is nothing that touches a mama's heart like the song of her child, yes?



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