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One of my favorite passages about love and relationships from the Bible is Ecclesiastes 4: 7-12. It speaks to the reality that most often and for many reasons two are better than one. Read and enjoy and think about the ones you love.

7 Again I saw something meaningless under the sun:

8 There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,
“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!

9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.

But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Though life can sometimes be hard, you are never alone. God is present always–the third strand of the cord and the One that holds it all together. Reflect upon the words in these verses and give thanks for the special people in your life. We can’t do this alone. Keep your hands open. Two are better than one!

Two are better than one!

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So I was going through our usual bedtime routine with the kiddos the other night.  We often help our kids through a few prayers as a part of the nightly “tucky-time.” It mostly consists of us saying a phrase and our children repeating it back to us. We have a Christian Worldview in our household and so our prayers are directed to Jesus. Prayer time happens after our loony book time which usually must include a wild tail about monkeys jumping on the bed or provoking a huge alligator in some way. My youngest little one is the least verbal at this point in her life and so we never know how much she is comprehending in her cute little mind.

Recently, however, when we broke off to the kids’ different rooms for respective kisses and hugs and other silly routines, my little princess had grabbed a little, blue & yellow, fake, plastic cell phone. As I was turning out the light and putting on here bedtime CD, I heard her talking very peacefully to herself into the phone. So, I felt compelled to ask her who she was talking to. In the cutest little voice under heaven she said, “I’m talkin’ to Jesus.” My little princess had made the connection somewhere between rote childhood prayers and her need to pick up the phone and call Jesus. Her small world included a reality where she knew that she could speak in her little language and be heard by God–on the phone, of course.

It struck me how early we have that universal need to make a connection with God. And how something within us needs completion and help in this crazy, busy, insane world that we live in. It’s so basic to our human condition. It’s so integral to the core of our being. So make a call. The phone lines are always open.

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