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Faith Like a Child

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By the time we got home this evening I had a throbbing headache. Not disabling, but definitely irritating. I knew what had caused it: a long, hard day, too little water, and too much coffee and pop. I knew how to fix it: water and, eventually, Tylenol. But before said Tylenol had time to take effect, I griped about the headache to my 5 year old son - probably as an excuse for why I wasn't giving him lots of patient, loving attention at bed time. Immediately, and in an almost resigned tone of voice, he says "Please God make Mommy's head not hurt." I patted him on the head and said "Thanks, James." Then I did a quick double take: my head had stopped hurting. Just like that, in between breaths. In direct response to the prayer of a child.
There is something frankly scary about this. Several things, actually.
I'm having trouble putting it into words, but I think perhaps I feel a little like the disciples when Jesus commanded the storm to stop. As the wind s…

Doodling on Glass plus Diva Challenge 197: Arukas

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Wow, I see it's been nearly 6 weeks since I posted for the Diva Challenge! There's just been too much on my plate around here, not least of which was an emergency trip to Fresno CA for my Granddad's funeral just before Veterans' Day. It was hardly a surprise: he was 94 and ailing. And then again, death is always unexpected somehow...
In any case, I took just my youngest along since she is by no means ready to spend the night without Mommy. It's only a couple of hours by air, although the way airports work post 9/11 it's about 1/2 the day by the time you're done. The one-night trip went well, though, and I'm very glad to have been there: I was able to reconnect with a aunts, uncles, cousins and cousins' children that I rarely get to see.  In fact, as one cousin just adopted this year I got to meet her new daughters for the first time.

Believe it or not, this does have something to do with Zentangle! A trip to the craft store coincided with the news a…