Well the holidays are over and the New Year has just begun!  As I reflect back over our celebrations and times together as a family this saying comes to my mind, “it is not the breaths you take but it is the moments that take your breaths away”.(yes it is a country song:)

One of those moments was when Jen, the kids and I were doing some Christmas shopping at Target and we walked past this Grandpa sitting in indian style talking to his grow child about the Barbie set he wanted to get for his grand daughter.  Jen, says oh my gosh that is so sweet as we slowed down to listen to his desire to get “the right barbie set” for her.  I said quickly, “Iv’e got to get a picture, while Jen and the kids said NOOOOO don’t do it dad!”  Well I did it and got the chance to hear this man’s heart for his granddaughter!

This is my mind is a dim reflection of our Father in heaven’s desire to find just the right blessing and gift for us, His kids!  The Scripture says, “every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights…”.  God is such an example to us as we learn to not only receive good gifts, but take the time to slow down and give thoughtful gifts of kindness to those He has brought or will bring into our lives.  For me this is one of the greatest opportunities in the midst of community, to care intentionally for people!  Are your eyes open and is your heart engaged with God and the little moments that will truly take your breath away?

Happy Shopping!