So, one of the coolest parts about living in Durango full time is the access to the ski resort.  Most years, we spent spring breaks trying to get away to a place where the kids could shred down some quality snow, but now, it's a 30 minute drive and we're on the lift.  ITS CRAZY!!  This is paradise. 

I don't know if you've been listening to our radio broadcasts on Castle Rock Radio during the week, but Ryan and I have talked a lot about the snow in and around the Durango area.  I heard yesterday we're approaching 100 inches. for the season.  WOW!!  NOW That's CRAZY!

But this morning was a welcomed snow day.

I took my oldest kids up to the mountain for their weekly board lessons, and this time it was just a little different.  I decided today I was going to bring a Bible and we could have a little Sunday School on the way up. 

I opened to Matthew 5, and started the Sermon on the Mount.  Well, actually my daughter started reading, since I was driving. 

Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven!  Words that make my soul full everytime I read them. 

I asked, "what do you guys think Blessed means?"

"It means you get something?" 
"Maybe it means someone is giving you something?"

I should have taken a picture.  I was smiling from ear to ear.  What a blessing to be able to teach your kids about the importance of Jesus' words. 

We talked about how Blessed actually can be translated "God is with you!"  Isn't that cool?

I had my son read the whole of Chapter 5 with those words, God is with you poor in spirit, for yours is the Kingdom of Heaven.

In other words, no matter what you've done, no matter what your history tells about you, no matter how bankrupt your spirit is; GOD IS WITH YOU, and Jesus came that you might have the ability to enter the Kingdom. 

COME ON!!  Now that'll preach people. 

Blessed are you today, that God is with you.  No matter who you are.  No matter where you came from.  "God sent His Only Son that whoever believes should not perish, BUT HAVE LIFE!!!" 

My heart is full.
My kid meter is off the charts.
I'm loving Sunday School, Durango style!

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