|(Linda, with one of our great-nephews, Josiah.
Note: my father made the music stand as a gift to Linda's sister Lora and her husband Grady,
on their wedding day.)
When I understood more about the kingdom of God I began to pray The Lord's
Prayer in a different way. Now I pray like this, because I believe this is how the early Jesus-followers understood it.
God, let your kingdom come,
not only in the future,
in our experience.
God, reign over our hearts and minds,
As we are conscious of our surroundings,
As we take our next breath,
As we walk into whatever this day has for us.
Let things be here,
in our homes,
in our church families,
in our community,
in our hearts and minds,
on this earth,
as things are in heaven.
Let us see earth, through heaven,
and respond accordingly.