Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This is the route I ran today in my Half Marathon training. I ran 6 miles yesterday and did not really want to run today, and I certainly did not want to run very hard, but those are not options when you have committed yourself to a group. As I sit here and think about how glad I am that I had three friends to run with today I am struck by the fact that other groups in my life do this same thing. When I don't feel like putting everything I have into my family, the rest of my family is meeting me right where I am and encouraging me not to miss out on the blessing that is family. When I am not totally sure I can put my whole heart into worship there is my church worshiping with their whole heart showing me that I can do it, if I just will show up and get started God will meet with me. I am so thankful for the different groups in my life who are committed to community. I can't wait to finish this race with this group of women. We have already planned our celebration dinner because we will finish our training and do well, with each other’s help.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
(well the video is not wanting to upload. I will try again later)
In the effort to be honest I will confess that when I brought the dress home to finish and tried it on....it hangs funny. I contacted Leslie at the Stitch Lab and she was more than willing to help me. We haven't set up a specific time to meet yet for my tutoring session, but when we do I will post about that and the final picture of the completed dress on me because it is hanging correctly.
I heart The Stitch Lab
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Today we went to church with my parents. We have never been to their church because we always have responsibilities on Sunday. There were many things about today that sweetly reminded me of my childhood. Today I sat between mom and dad at church. How long has it been since I, alone, sat between them at church? Who knows? There are always others with us, but today it was just us, and it was nice. It was nice to hear them sing the songs of our faith. It was nice to feel their presence beside me as I listened to the word of God proclaimed. I felt like I had come home after a long journey. It was a special moment.
Also today Little Britches did somethings for the first time. For the first time she sat in the highchair at my parents house while we enjoyed lunch. The highchair is over 30 years old. It was the highchair my sister and I sat in when we were Little Britches' age. Little Britches had a great time playing and throwing things on the floor. I was able to attach a few toys to the highchair so that they could not all go on the floor.
And for the first time today Little Britches wore her name diaper cover. I had one of these when I was little and it is in the hope chest at my mom's house. I love that my daughter has some too and one day they will be in a hope chest at my house when her first child is wearing her name across her bum. There is something so familar and timeless about these diaper covers. It makes it seem like no matter how much there world changes there are few things, no matter how random, that don't change. That just serves as a reminder that there are some really important, eternal things that don't change either.
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Passion 2010. We were going to go, but Little Britches had a runny nose last week was not feeling good at all AND our two dogs are not readily welcomed at anyone's house for extended amounts of time, so we are staying home. There is a part of staying home that is good, like I plan on taking down the Christmas tree before January 6th, but there is a part that is sad too. We miss Daddy for sure and I know I am missing out on some great times of worship and teaching. As my mind wanders to the group in Atlanta throughout the day I am praying for them. I am asking God to use them to change the nations. That is a prayer I prayed at a Passion Conference in the 90s- God use me to change the nations. Has he- yes in some ways- Will he still?- I hope so! And now my prayer is for Little Britches that she will make her life about making His name famous among her generation. We sent this picture to Daddy just to let him know we were thinking of him, and praying for him. I love the expression on her face!
More fun videos and pictures coming soon!