A Blessing for Child-like Joy
May you always have child-like joy
Each day a song of laughter employ
Take time to sing
Take time to play
Be a blessing to someone today
Bring some joy into another’s day
Use the gift of your heart
That’s where love for others does start
There are times we need to take off our grown-up face
Put the heart of a child in its place
If your inner child is not yet healed
this would be for you my prayer
You would feel God’s comfort there
Know how much He loves you
Feel how much He loves you
Believe how much He loves you
He is there in all your pain
He prays a renewed joy you will gain
The blessings in your life you would see
Your child-like spirit would be set free
Kevin and Karen Osborne are Christian pastoral counsellors and psychotherapists. We are starting You Can Hope Again Counselling. Karen enjoys doing cross-stitch while I like writing and singing songs. Karen makes me laugh when she sings the kitty bed-time song saying, “It’s that time. It’s the bestest kitty time of the day!” Kevin enjoys teasing the kitties and making them do kitty dances with music. Their kitty, Catherine, loves it when kitty daddeh sings All Creatures Great and Small. Kevin likes doing impressions. He tells children’s stories using his hand puppet, Dr. Teddy.
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About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D., D.Sc., D.D.I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Posted on July 15, 2016, in Poetry and tagged adult, blessing, child, face, free, God, healing, Hope, joy, laugh, love, loving others, mind's seat, pain, playing, song. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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