Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
“Jesus, forgive and free me, when I live like a relational piranha—nibbling on others’ brokenness and inconsistencies more than I feast on the gospel… holding onto un-forgiveness just to gain advantage in a relationship…rehearsing the sins of others (to others) more than I remember the way you’ve forgiven me. Convict and forgive me when I’m being petty rather than patient… critical rather than compassionate… mean rather than merciful. Help me know when overlooking the failures of others wouldn’t be cowardice, but courage… when “covering a matter” wouldn’t be a cover up, but a gospel act. Help me learn how to conflict redemptively, rather than destructively… for your glory.
Lord Jesus, we’re free… I’m free… only because of you. Help us to steward this costly freedom in a world of broken people and broken relationships this very day, and tomorrow as well. So very Amen, we pray, in your glorious and grace-full name.”
Dug this up from a friends blog, it has been something I have in the quiet in the deepness of solitude been chewing on. This Pastor Scotty Smith from Tennessee put into words what I have been struggling with for so long. Yes and Amen.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Beware the plethora of baby pictures will make you want to jump on the baby wagon and start making babies right now. ;0
My sister the pretty mama
Big sister meets baby brother
I interrupt the blog silence by showing you what is taking up my heart lately. This little guy. My new nephew born on July 5, I can not stop holding him. Can not stop looking at him, smelling the gushy between his toes and watching him yawn and make funny baby faces. Born to my sister and her husband and little brother to my niece Natalie. I melt when I see him Chief goes back to melting days and I want to sneak him in my bag when I leave my moms house. The go back to Arkansas in three days and I can not stand it.