Dose of Sunshine

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine

One evening my then six year old daughter was taking a bath when she called me in, “Mama, come here! You have to see this!”

As parents of young children know, a command like that can conjure up all sorts of frightening images of what they are about to see 😉 but in I walked to behold whatever it was….

I was relieved to find that my daughter was simply looking at drops if water on her arm!

“Look mama, I have leprosy like the Tin Man in the Bible!!” – she said while smiling!
“Ummmm?????” (I didn’t know where to start….do you address the leprosy first or the fact the Tin Man was most definitely not in the Bible???)

I went with the Tin Man: “Sweetie, the Tin Man wasn’t in the Bible. And he definitely didn’t suffer from leprosy.”

“Mommy, your funny. There was a Tin Man in the Bible and Jesus healed them, but only one Tin Man came back to say thank you to Him.”

Sunshine Truth: Both the Tin Man and the Ten Men had reasons to be grateful 🙂

*The “Ten Men” aka “the Tin Man” story can be found in Luke 17:11-19.

These weekly “Dose of Sunshine” posts are in honor of the sweet, funny and silly things kids do that bring laughter and truth into our lives. If you have a Dose of Sunshine story you would like to share please leave it in the comments or email me directly at


About My Work

This blog serves as an online journal of sorts. It is where I go to process my thoughts and feelings. It is where I write about what it means to shine the light of Jesus in an ever darkening world. And it is where I record the beautiful glimpses of God’s extraordinary grace in the midst of my very ordinary life.

Recent Works

Recent Posts

%d bloggers like this: