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One of the most beautiful things we do in our second and third grade Sunday school class is fill out prayer cards. I never read these cards on Sunday morning after class, but I turn them in to our prayer group, where they are included with the prayer cards filled out during the worship service. I do, however, see what the children have written when the prayer list comes out on Monday morning. I know which are the ones from the children, partly because of the innocence from which the cards read, but also because on these cards we ask for their age. (Please note, we do not do that for the adults in morning worship). Recently a card from a seven year old read, “Thank you God for everything you give me.” What a wonderful prayer lifted up by one of our young people. In its simplicity it says everything. This young person is reminding us that we do indeed have much for which to be grateful and we must continually stop and give thanks for all that we have been given. I can fully understand why Jesus summoned the little children to him. He understood that it is these little ones who really understand seeing the presence of God. They understand miracles and they understand belief.  We can all learn a lot from them. I know that I do.

Affirmation: “Looking with childlike faith I see more miracles everywhere I look.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

Please join us each Sunday for our SpiritSong service at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall at First Christian Church, North Hollywood, CA. This Contemporary Celebration and Praise service is an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship. Those things in life that you have been seeking have also been seeking you. Now is a good time to receive them. We will lift one another to live exciting, abundant new lives of possibility and purpose.

Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome. We are an open and affirming congregation.

First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org

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