Dream Big, My Precious One by Jill Roman Lord–Book Review

This book is a delight to all the senses! Lovely illustrations (kudos to illustrator Brittany Lakin), lively rhymes, excellent content.

Mom encourages her little one to dream big, listing the many jobs, tasks and roles that he may fulfil in his life. Some are achievable right now — ride a bike, paint and draw — others are for later –designing cars, exploring Mars. Some are secular–open a store–others are altruistic–serve the poor. She emphasizes that our dreams are not just for us, they are meant to help others in ways we may not even see. Best of all, God is with us in all our dreams, whether they are fully realized or not.

The book closes with this verse from 1 Chronicles:

“Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” 1 Chronicles 28:20

VERDICT: 5 STARS. I loved it!

For more books for children see:

I Can Only Imagine by Bart Millard — Book Review

Little Sweet Pea, God Loves You — Book Review

The Great Farmapalooza by Jill Roman Lord — Book Review

Always Waiting

In this life, we are always waiting for something. Waiting for that one thing we feel will settle our life down and make it secure. Maybe we’re waiting to find a spouse, to buy a house, to achieve the next step up in our career; maybe we’re waiting to find a friend, to have a child, or to move to the city (or the country). Some of these are worthy goals, but once we attain them, we find that we’re still not satisfied. That’s because as Christians, we’ll always be strangers and sojourners in the world. As we read in 1 Chronicles:

“For we are strangers before you and sojourners, as all our fathers were. Our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no abiding.”1 Chronicles 29:15

As long as we live, we will feel this restlessness, because in Christ we have become part of a new kingdom. We have a new ruler, and a new home. The temporal things of the world, no matter how wonderful, cannot entirely satisfy us. Our only peace is in unity with Jesus and with other believers.

 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ…. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:13;19-20

If you’re tired of waiting, if you’re looking for peace, if you are hungering for true community, there is only one place on earth to find it — the church of Jesus Christ. It’s a foretaste of the eternal, right here, right now.

For more about the church see these posts:

The Church Family

John Donne on the Church

The Church: The Bride of Christ