Here is a doodle that was birthed as a prayer over India. The peacock is India's national bird. Peacock motifs are widespread in Indian temple architecture, old coinage, textiles and continue to be used in many modern items of art and utility. (Nair, P. Thankappan (1974). "The Peacock Cult in Asia" (PDF). Asian Folklore Studies. … Continue reading Color and Pray
Every lent we sow a seed. The seed is observed through a glass jar. Each child gets to pick her own seed and care for it, that usually means enough sunlight and water. For this experiment we use paper towels or cotton instead of soil. We watch the seed every day and make observations. Every … Continue reading start the conversation
We love retelling the nativity story every year during Advent. This year we each chose one part to focus on, Nadira chose Mary. Here Mary is doing her dishes, just everyday chores. And then comes this angel greeting Mary. She pondered over Mary's feelings, her reactions to the angel and her greeting to her, Mary's dreams … Continue reading Pondering over Mary and her response to God
Aradhya is my little 6 year old. She loves to make things out of paper, specifically little paper holders she calls 'pocket holders'. So this Christmas when we were given time to think of what we can give to Jesus for His birthday she came back with 2 things - 1. her life and 2. … Continue reading Aradhya’s gift to Jesus
"look there is a cross in the middle" - looking at the 3rd ring in the Creation doodle with mountains and seas. Aradhya, age 5 coloring the Creation doodle bit by bit. There is a faith-ing moment right there. me: So what do you think about Jesus and the cross there at creation. kids: Yes. Thats … Continue reading Selah: Contemplative Coloring
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This is Nadira's Selah Moment as she pondered over the parable of the Pearl. Here she expresses her 'wonderings' in the shape of a round pearl, the people form the kingdom and the glow is the presence of God.
This is a picture Aradhya drew as part of her time with God in the morning. God is the larger figure and we are the little colorful people. Her verbal description was "God is watching over us". Children are spiritual beings indeed. You probably have heard it often. They just need the time and the … Continue reading God is watching over us
This is a picture of our family Uday Balasundaram, Nadira, Aradhya and I together in heaven with God. We are having a party. 🙂 Aradhya drew this picture when she was 4. God does speak in dreams and visions. Take a few moments to enquire if God did speak to your child in dreams or … Continue reading God and us all together in Aradhya’s dream
Here is Aradhya's birthday picture of Jesus. She was 3 years old when she drew this picture. The tiny little head with 2 eyes and 2 legs is baby Jesus. You can also see Mary, Joseph and some shepherds.