Becoming real is something we can experience… if we dare.
“Why are there dots?” TJ asked, with his nose scrunched and voice pitched whiny.
“What are you talking about?” I walked over, gulping my bite of banana. “All food has dots. Dots are normal. Just eat it.”
By afternoon, my four year old son has splattered Legos and thrown books on their backs to construct a pain-inducing, slippery land mine. That’s when I plop on the floor and wave the white flag. Snack time.
Instead of eating, I meet resistance.
Every day, TJ and I have the same conversation. Marks, black-stuff, something-yucky, I-don’t-want-to-eat-that. TJ whips out his invisible super-microscope to whatever I put in front of him and can always find something wrong with it.
My explanations for food blemishes ring hollow to my little spiky-haired boy. Until one day, God has mercy on me. I come up with the answer.
I’m giving away a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Studio JRU Art!
It’s one of my favorite reminders of everyday faith —
~ Everyday Faith Cross~
One of you will get to enjoy it!
To read the rest of the story — head on over to Dayspring’s (in)Courage website, where today’s post is published.
** 100th FAITH BARISTA POST CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY **
Becoming real has been a wonderful journey here at Faith Barista, one post at a time.
Today’s post marks the 100th Faith Barista post published— which means I’m celebrating the special day with you — the ones who keep me company here!
One Faith Barista reader will be randomly chosen to receive Studio JRU’s beautiful reminder: Everyday Faith Handmade Cross. I enjoy Jennifer’s artistic inspiration for faith in my home — I’m excited for this giveaway!
ENTER TO WIN: 1 Winner will be chosen!
BY FRIDAY 3/5/10 – Midnight
1. Go to (In)Courage and enter a comment to the post there. You’re entered!
2. Go on Twitter and send the tweet below out to your peeps. Comment here at Faith Barista to let me know you’ve tweeted. You’re entered – again!
Becoming Real http://bit.ly/dmZ1vB Comment & win a StudioJRU Designed Artwork via @TheBonnieGray
(You can share this post on Facebook, if you’re not on Twitter. Just click the “Share” icon below.)
Thank you to EVERYONE for making this incredible experience of authenticity. You’ve blessed me with the amazing stories shared in the comments — and guess what?
You inspired me to invite all of you to blog with me next Friday! (Click here to join me!)
Now, the winner… Congratulations to Bev McDougal!
Thank you for making Faith Barista an awesome community of faith voices. You’ve made me love being here!
The Everyday Faith Handmade Cross is a part of an exclusive Studio JRU collection. To see the entire collection, visit the (In)Courage Gift Shop.
To find out more about the artist, Jennifer, and read her story, stop by Studio JRU – Guided & Inspired by HIM www.studiojru.com.