Friday, May 21, 2010

Check Out These Honkers!

The geese in the pond at church are multiplying.
So sweet. I wish they were tame so I could hug them...
and pat them and squeeze them.
And I would call them George.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I'm late, I'm late...

for a very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, and when I wave I lose the time I save...

I need to practice the disciplines of stillness, of silence, of peace. If I am continually rushing around like a mad woman, I will continue to miss what God has for me in the moment.

A newer pastor asked Dallas Willard, "...what piece of advise could you give me as I (begin)?" and as he got ready to take copious notes, Dallas said one thing:
Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life...
That's it.
Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.
Speed and Godliness are incompatible.
Speed and peace are incompatible.
Hurry and loving others is incompatible.
Hearing God's voice and hurry is incompatible.
Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.

Are you feeling it? If you are, you are feeling me, where I'm at... And 'ruthlessly' implies a struggle, a battle, a fight. I probably wouldn't 'ruthlessly bake cookies' but I am attempting to ruthlessly eliminate the chaff in my life, the distractions, the hurdles I put in my own way. Join me in ruthlessly eliminating hurry from your life?

(credit for 'I'm Late' lyrics to Alice In Wonderland 
and to podcast,  4.29.10, for D Willard quote.)

Feelin' Sappy

A text between Micheal and I this week:
Me: Love you lots!
Him: I love you more
Me: Not possible!

See, all around sappy.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cheese Balls

A conversation between Micheal and Grace when they went to Sam's and picked nothing but junk for our turn to bring small group snack:

Micheal: We didn't buy anything healthy...
Grace: It' OK, Dad. Cheese balls are healthy, cheese is good for you...
M: Really? What do you think cheese balls are made of?
G: Cheese... and balls!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I'm not really back...

I just wanted to share these:

Lovely start to the day.
His mercies are new every morning!

I had a little fun color editing this one, just because I could.

Over here I am working on:
  • Kickin' fear's a$$ to the curb
  • Not hiding anymore
  • Taking every thought captive
  • Walking in love
  • Waiting on Him
  • Trusting Him
  • Loving Him
  • Taking long, slow, deep breaths

See you soon!