My 5-year-old insists that crayons are an essential purchase this season, and I can only agree. She has a deep joy for giving to kids she may never meet, a joy she shares with her little brother as they intentionally pray over every colorful shoebox gift we pack as a family. I love getting to model generosity for my children and teach them about Jesus. God nurtured these desires in my heart and continues to reveal His perfect timing in fulfilling the deep desires of my heart. And it all started with a box of crayons.