Wednesday, July 13, 2011


My son, Joshua, has the best "right-out-of-bed-in-the-morning" hair.

No mousse, gel, or hairspray needed, just pure and natural bedhead.

Even the hairstyling commercials and magazine covers can't get it to look this good.

Often times, when I see him in the morning, I'm not able to contain my laughter (can you?). And I'll say, "Josh, let's go look in the mirror" so that we can laugh and smile at it together. Afterall, it's good to learn to laugh at yourself. And often times, we end up laughing at my hair too.

Yep, he get's his wild hair genes from someone...

Anyway, this particular morning, I took him to the bathroom mirror and said, "Joshua, look at this wild wonderful hair of yours. It's beautiful! And do you know what? God made it this wild and wonderful way. God knows each one of your hairs, he know's the number of them, he knows the direction that they are pointing this morning. God know's all things."

Josh smiled deeply and fluffed his hair.

Then I said, "And do you know what else, my dear Joshua? God cares for each one of these hairs on your head. And if he cares and knows each one of your wild and crazy strands of hair, how much more, does He know and love you!?!"

 Matthew 10:29-30
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
It was a sweet moment of laughter and meditation together. Not only was it another chance to share God's Word, but also an opportunity to demonstrate that God's word is not just for our evening family devotions, or Sunday at church-- it's something that should permeate every thought, action, and yes, even every reflection in the mirror.


SharonB said...

I LOVE this!! And Joshua is adorable, wild hair and all! :-)

Beth in NC said...

Ha! Too precious. That picture made me smile.

Happy WFW!

Salina said...

Love!! What words of wisdom you are instilling in this precious little guy. Happy WFW and have a great rest of the week.

hip-chick said...

that is some wild hair your Joshua has.

Alida said...

oh my his hair!!!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Delightful teaching moments! And his hair is adorable--just like he is.


Tettelestai said...

what a great moment!!! i love that you take time to share those moments with your boys... those memories and nuggets will last their whole life times.

the hair is just adorable!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So cute! I think his hair is unique and great that you have a related verse....we need to remember this verse!

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