Friday, July 27

here i am, sitting in panera's.
feeling kind of blue about these blogs
when a little boy just walked by and said,
"hi" to me. just like that. and found a
table. probably waiting for his mother.

no, it was his father.
i just got up and went over to
this child, and told his father he must
be very proud of his son.

"what is your name?"
"tim." he said, looking right in my eyes.
"my name is ann."
"hi, ann."

tim learned his manners from his father
because as i was leaving, he thanked
me and called me by name.

this has taken care of my day.
the sun is warmer. the breeze fresher.
i have seen the wonder of God
in the face of a child, and once
i catch His wonder, it fills and
covers all the harder things that
life knocks me around with.


  1. It is so true, and what joy to be recognized by a small child. We have several little kids in our townhome assoc. and when they are outside playing they come up to me while I am watering my flowers, stand there and watch the water spraying, and smile...just thrills my heart. Thank you, Lord, for the joy of little children.

  2. Happy Friday!!! Please don't feel blue about your blogs. You are reaching so many people everyday. You are reminding us of Jesus' love. You are encouraging so many to share Jesus with the world. You love the word impossible...remember?? Praying for you.

  3. Ann..You're blogs are wonderful. I love reading them and they remind me everyday that i do have a reason to live. Don't let the devil get you down. You're doing a wonderful thing and i believe in you! You're not alone in this! Run for the prize of the high calling of GOD! love you Ann!

  4. And isn't that what we all want? To be recognized and called by name.