As little children. Messy

Who ever said cleanliness was next to godliness didn’t have kids.

three monkeys

Same with the counsel to harken to the still small voice.

I see humor in comparing the doctrine that you must become as a little child to enter the kingdom of God with the pristine hush that our temples use to represent what heaven will be like.

(To be fair, my son does like to clean things almost as much as he likes to make messes.)

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  1. Emily U says:

    Let us hope heaven is not like the temple!!! (If we’re going to be Heavenly Parents, how can we be on opposite sides of the aisle :))
    I love the jumping on the bed photo. Little boys are great.

  2. G says:

    Emily U; ditto!
    (and that was also my clean, previously folded laundry on the bed they are jumping on.)
    🙂

  3. Caroline says:

    Cute pictures, G. Especially that one with the little boys frolicking in their underwear. 🙂

    I’ve never liked the idea that one has to be like a little child to enter the kingdom of God. I prefer Paul’s ideas about putting aside childish things. Seems to me like a person matures and learns a lot throughout life. I value that accumulation of experience.

  4. ladymarigold says:

    I have nine children, only one at home. We had a lovely shallow hole in our driveway and I would not let DH (now an X) fill it in. When we had rain, the hole became a most fantastic mud puddle. large enough for several children to play in, neighbor kids included. I love looking at the photos of my muddy kids with great big grins. I’m the only mom I ever knew who delighted in that great big mud puddle ^_^. Besides, the kids washed up easy enough with the hose on the back patio or they could quickly strip off on said patio and rush right into the shower. We lived in the country in two acres. so no close neighbors. Kids ARE messy, but they,and the messes, are so easily cleaned up and it makes them so happy to be messy now and then.

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