Selah, this Advent

Advent means the arrival of a notable person, thing or event. 'It is the time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas.'https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advent   So how does one prepare through all the hustle and bustle of life, the TV commercials, the warm fuzzy feelings that come with the … Continue reading Selah, this Advent

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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

Selah Art: A contemplative coloring book “re-experienced”

Here are some of the colored art works from different artists of different age groups Hannah, age 12 from Wales UK ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Nadira, age 8 from Texas, USA ___________________________________________________________________________________________   Aradhya,age 5. Houston TX But this 5-year-old didn't stop with just coloring. Here is her own doodle/meditative picture on 'God's creation' ___________________________________________________________________________________________   Jamie, age … Continue reading Selah Art: A contemplative coloring book “re-experienced”

Selah: Contemplative Coloring

"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

The Kingdom of God is like a rare pearl

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.  

God is watching over us

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

God and us all together in Aradhya’s dream

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

Happy birthday Jesus

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.

Shepherds and the sheep

At the age of 4 Nadira drew a series of pictures depicting the birth of Jesus. This was a Selah moment, an art response to the story of the Shepherds watching over the sheep when the birth of Jesus was announced to them. The yellow skies represents the glow from the presence of the angels.

Jesus born in a manger

In December of 2011 Nadira was 4. She churned out so many drawings expressing her relationship with God. Everyday we would spend time together with God. We would read a story from the Bible and she could choose to respond to the story by either drawing or in song. This one is her drawing of … Continue reading Jesus born in a manger