Showing posts from April, 2008

Lessons from the little one

Recently I had the pleasure of doing our bedtime rituals with my son by myself, as my husband was working late that night. A deeply profound thought occurred to me, as it so often does, in the middle of our ‘goings on’. Being a 2 year-old, Dylan has at times chosen to communicate his frustrations through crying and fussing. This of course gets my attention and I intervene as best I can in a timely manner. But on this particular night he chose to “use his words” and tell me what he wanted and needed. I can’t tell you what a difference that made in my spirit and sensitivity. To hear him verbalize to me what his desires were touched me and made me desire to reach out and extend fellowship to him – to let him know that ‘yes, I am accessible and would love to help you, if only you will call on me’. At that instance, I had an “Aha!” moment with God. In my heart, the Holy Spirit showed me “It is exactly the same way with me.” God will answer us even if our cry to Him is an “Uggggh!”…

Top 10 reasons why I love my husband

In anticipation of our upcoming 8th anniversary, I have compiled a list for you, Babe. I am posting it on my blog so everyone else can know the wonderful things about you that I love so much. Happy Anniversary (early)! Here goes...
10. Tim can build a computer from the ground up with just a couple of pieces of conductor wire, a CPU tower, and a processor...and he can fix anything that has a mother board or a memory card in it :)9. He loves Shakey's almost as much as I do.8. He lets me win at basketball ;)7. He tells me I am beautiful.6. He watches chick-flicks with me.5. He fixes my blog when I mess it up or need help with new features.4. He gave me 2 dozen roses for Valentine's Day.3. Twice when I was throwing-up sick, he stayed by my side and held my hair back so it didn't fall in the wastecan. (That is true love)2. He is a GREAT father to Dylan1. He answered God's call to be a minister.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

We enjoyed a lazy Sunday afternoon. We spent sometime laying around and watching "Bible Action Songs" video. Thanks Nana! Click the last picture to see a short clip.

Silence of the Lamb of God

Silence. The lack of sound or noise. Ahhh, not a peep. Silence is golden.
Seeing as we have a 2-year-old, we wouldn't know much about that word. But the Lord has been pressing a concept on my heart this week regarding silence in our spiritual lives and the times when seemingly God is not traceable in our midst. In a noisy crowd, it is often difficult to make out anything intelligibly strung together. So many distractions and voices compete for our attention. But silence and quiet voices are different. They cause us to tune our ear closely in order to hear any sound whatsoever. Why are we so surprised when we go through times where God's voice is difficult to discern? Isn't it those times when He is drawing us closest to Him? He is giving us the opportunity to tune out the distractions that surround us and calibrate the cochlea of our hearts to His frequency alone. How? By making himself so faint that He almost seems silent, so that we have to block out all ot…

A poem

Help me to remember, GodHelp me to remember, God, when he’s tall and twenty-three
that arms now strong and muscular at one time cuddled me.
Help me to remember, God, when he says it’s me who’s wrong
his breath once tickled on my neck as I sang him a song.
Help me to remember, God, when we don’t see eye to eye
before he used to fall asleep he’d kiss me then he’d sigh.
Help me to remember, God, when I see a man in him
a little boy once filled his shoes, ‘twas I who buckled them.
Help me to remember, God, though when he’s on his own
how small he may have started out, but Oh how much he’s grown!
~J. Raburn

It feels like spring...finally

We spent some time outside this weekend, enjoying the nice temps and the lack of ran! Hurray! Hope you enjoy.