Poison Dart Frogs are some of the tiniest and beautiful creatures on the planet; they are also incrediably deadly. So, why call this blog "Tiny Dart Frog"? It goes back to the old adage - good things come in small packages. We are all created exactly as God has intended - unique, strong, and beautiful.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Theological Musings of an 11 Year Old
Jackson: "You know why I think God lets people do what they want?"
Me: "You mean, like 'free will'?"
Jackson: "Yeah. Well, you know how God's eventually going to make earth part of heaven? Well...God wants us to help make earth into heaven, so we have to learn how to do that. And....the only way we learn is by doing. At least that's what my soccer coach says."
Me: "So, we learn through our mistakes and successes?"
Jackson: "Yep. But if it takes us too long, then God will just fix it or send some more angels or something. Maybe a bunch of pastor angels."
Me: "I don't know if people turn into angels. It says that God made humans 'just a little lower than angels'."
Jackson: "I guess, but seriously Mom, if God can make people out of dust, then I think God could make angels out of people."
Me (giggling): "You're right, buddy. Time for bed now..."
My name is Christine Stephan, although I answer mostly to Mom or Pastor.
I am a Lutheran pastor for an amazing group of Jesus' disciples just outside Washington DC AND a mom to 3 of the best boys in the universe.
I blog here about family and faith and frustrations....That thing we call 'life'.
My boys are passionate about all things legos, anything involving a ball, video games, and chocolate.
I am an avid runner, a lover of interesting books and deep conversation, a very amateur writer, and also a lover of chocolate.
I also love theology (which is weird, I know), but I don't love theology more than Jesus.
This blog is hardly ever profound, but it is real. As a pastor and I mom, I find 'real' to be more helpful in my journey with Jesus than crossing all the t's and dotting all the i's.