Sunday, December 28, 2008

Stranger Than Fiction

Have you seen this movie, "Stranger Than Fiction". I was categorically opposed to it at first being that Will Farrell is the lead character and in every other movie in which he has starred has been crude and juvenille. This movie, though, this movie awoke something in my heart. A poet, a romantic, a journalist, a mystic, all this persons came alive again in me tonight. There are moments, many moments that are transcendent of time in this linear fashion that we view it, and this movie revived those moments. It awoke in me those desires that I oft put aside for such drudgery as balancing finances and returning phone calls in a timely fashion.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cindy Lou Who

"Where are you Christmas? Why can't I find you? Why have you gone away?" These are the lyrics that little Cindy Lou Who sings in the movie "The Grinch". Many of my friends have touted it cheesey, but something about it resonates in my heart. Where is the celebration of our savior coming into this world?

Lord, I vow to You this moment and each day to take this time to celebrate Your great mystery, great miracle, and true Love that allows us to know Life fully and everlasting. God, teach me how to teach our precious girl to celebrate You, to know You, to know Your voice and Your ways. It is sometimes hard for me now, with all my Christian education - it was so much easier to have innocent and perhaps naive childlike faith. I fear teaching her what I was taught may also leave her feeling jaded later, but perhaps such simplicity is necessary for tiny hearts and minds. Or perhaps even more likely, is that I have failed to recognize that God defies human reason and yet His truth is remarkably simple.

Show me Father, nurture me to nurture her. Be celebrated in our life; be celebrated in our home.