Children on my Mind

Oh, the children I meet as Santa! Serious, funny, thinkers, doers. Oh Lord please protect them against this world! A Santa should be an ally of the angels in interceding for children for God’s special protection.

I met a family from Wisconsin last night—two boys between 10 and 12 and one huggable little girl. Oh, they were serious, sincere, intelligent, well-mannered, and had virtue. After talking to the boys for a few minutes I understood that one would harm their little sister only over their dead bodies. “She’s a hugger,” said the the younger big brother matter-of-factly when I said goodbye to his little sis and she put her arms around my neck.

I could do nothing but hold them up to the One for protection. “Lord, I’ve got no special integrity before You to recommend this little family before You for your protection and blessing, but I guess You could regard this as an anonymous note.”

Thank you, family from Wisconsin. You enriched my life infinitely more than I could have enriched yours.

While writing this, I was listening to "Content” by The Features. “Say hello to the children born today . . .” Their entire album Wilderness is highly recommended! By moi.


In case you haven’t come across it, there’s a wonderful literary craziness called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It’s November. And I’m participating – thence the badge. I’d tell you more, but I’ve gotta write 50,000 words before the end of this month. Check it out at

 While writing this, I was listening to "Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)" by Corale Voci Bianche, L’Orchestra Filarmonica Di Torino, Liberian Children’s Choir, Luciano Pavarotti, Marco Boemi & Trisha Yearwood

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill