Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sink Snow






It will not. stop. snowing. period. Today it came down steadily for hours, keeping us huddled inside for most of the day. Since we weren’t (easily) going outdoors, we brought a little bit inside to us. My friend Rebecca introduced me to the thought of filling the sink with snow and we quickly followed suit. H had a blast digging, packing, eating, and melting the goods. We even made a snowman with a nose-fourteen times too big. Resourceful. That’s what we’ll call it.

Monday, January 17, 2011

remembering

"We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak."
Martin Luther King Jr.

i'm thankful for godly men and women who have gone before, smoothing out the road for this generation. it is an honor to remember you today mr king, and also to continue speaking out against injustices however quiet or small our voice may seem.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

like a lake

i'm realizing that when words don't seem to come, i seem to post song lyrics. :) this is one of my favs right now. sara groves. love her.

so much hurt and preservation
like a tendril round my soul
so much painful information
no clear way on how to hold it

when everything in me is tightening
curling in around this ache
I will lay my heart wide open
like the surface of a lake
wide open like a lake

standing at this waters edge
looking in at God's own heart
I've no idea where to begin
to swallow up the way things are

everything in me is drawing in
closing in around this pain
I will lay my heart wide open
like the surface of a lake

wide open like a lake

bring the wind and bring the thunder
bring the rain till I am tried
when it's over bring me stillness
let my face reflect the sky
and all the grace and all the wonder
of a peace that I can't fake
wide open like a lake

everything in me is tightening
curling in around this ache
I am fighting to stay open
I am fighting to stay open
open open oh wide open
open like a lake


God is good. i'm so glad he is the potter, and i the clay; and not the other way around. i will gladly (with tears mind you!) walk this road as it brings me closer to you. i'm learning that prov 3:5-6 does not translate as easy and comfortable, but an alignment with His purposes. mm, Jesus-- you are good.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

white christmas


we were in the altanta area just in time to witness the first white christmas in over 100 years. here's the proof. :)





happy new year!



no christmas card this year. each year we add a picture to our tree though, so here's what is goin' up!