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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

Lent with kids

Lent : It is a wonderful way to prepare for the mind-blowing celebration coming up - Easter. Lent is a beautiful time of introspection. A time to look within. For us Lent 2016 arrived a day earlier. At our nightly time of prayer and communion my older daughter (8) asks "I wasn't there when the soldiers nailed Jesus … Continue reading Lent with kids

Pondering over Mary and her response to God

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

Nadira’s gift to Jesus

Nadira is an 8 year old artist. This year (Dec 2015) she was given a few moments to record her selah as she pondered over what she could give as a birthday gift to Jesus for Christmas this year (2015). Her thoughts led her to making this picture of her love for music, art and … Continue reading Nadira’s gift to Jesus

Aradhya’s gift to Jesus

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

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

Selah: A Contemplative Coloring book

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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