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I was lamenting to our daughter how hard the road must be for a parent today. If I pray anything for them, I said, I pray for faith to come as natural as breathing. Jesus like air.

That’s what you always prayed for us, she said.

And that is true, because I have known that gift of childlike faith since I was a child. Love like air. Love above the politics and polarization of our times. Faith that does not change because the Giver of it does not change.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. —James 1:17, NIV

No wrong he can’t right.

No error he won’t forgive.

No sin he won’t cancel.

No shame he won’t use as a bridge to draw us nearer.

Heart-shaped balloons have replaced Christmas in the marketplace. Love is there in both.

About Laurie

Laurie Carney is a strategist, writer, editor and account executive in her professional life. She is at home with her husband Jeffrey, also a strategist and creative director/writer, and silly rescue Poshie, Bonnie (aka Golden Bear). She has four beautiful children now that her son and daughter are happily married and three tiny grands playing starring roles.
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