Yesterday SJ and I had some errands-so we decided to pop into Old Navy and check out this infamous sale their having on baby wears.
An interesting thing happened. We got back to her section (after shopping for a gift), and she started expressing her opinion. This is the first time she has chosen one color over another or said no or yes.
Wow! I feel a real change in the winds coming… and I’ll be reminded every time my little gal wears her aqua jelly shoes-that SHE picked out!

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:15 & 16 (NIV)

“Let’s take our place outside with Jesus, no longer pouring out the sacrificial blood of animals but pouring out sacrificial praises from our lips to God in Jesus’ name. Make sure you don’t take things for granted and go slack in working for the common good; share what you have with others. God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship—a different kind of “sacrifice”—that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets. ” (MSG)