Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Guatemala! A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!

My kids had an amazing week! I am so grateful! Despite lost luggage, being bumped off flight, fevers, stomach bugs... God did a mighty work! A picture is worth a thousand words! Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just Wanted to Share!

For several years in a row my husband and I would drive to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to go to a small retreat center to spend the weekend with Brennan Manning. For three days we (and about 25 others) would sit at his feet and drink in all Brennan had to say about "the reckless love of our Abba" It was so beautiful... so refreshing... so comforting... so true!

I found some of my notes the other day and loved the little tidbits he would give you... thought they were so powerful... I just wanted to share! Enjoy! : )

- Whenever you see FEAR the LORD think of Fear as being...
Silent Wonder
Radical Amazement
Affectionate Awe
Revere at His Goodness (something like that)

- I should... is a key operative word of ego self

-Be yourself instead of a carbon copy of someone else

-If you comprehend God then it is not God

-Healing our image of God... Heals our image of self

-Faith is the courage to accept acceptance (because if we truly knew and understood how much God adores us and accepts
us then the above is true)

- Abba, I belong to You!

- Christianity comes when Christians experience the reckless love of God

- Cross shows Jesus unwavering trust of His Fathers love

- God's forgiveness precedes your repentance

- I (God) expected more failure from you then you did from yourself

- Why is trust so rare... it demands courage

- Childlike trust is our supreme need in our life (needs to be renewed daily)

- If God stopped thinking of me He would cease to exist

- We never judge anyone with the self hatred we judge ourselves

- A loveless act of worship is a meaningless act of worship

- May all your expectations be frustrated... all your plans be thwarted... experience the powerlessness and the poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God, wonder and beauty of yourself as... Abba's Child and temple of the Holy Spirit!

- Look up and reflect on these scriptures... Isaiah 43:1-5... 1 John 4:16-19... Psalm 103... Galatians 4:6-7... Luke 15:20... Song of Solomon 2:10-14... Isaiah 49:14-16... Luke 12:22-32... Romans 8:14-17... Psalm 131... John 15:15... Matthew 11:25-28... Hebrews 4:14-16... Psalm 23... John 14:1... Psalm 139:1-18

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Reflection from Henri Nouwen

Words That Become Flesh

Words are important. Without them our actions lose meaning. And without meaning we cannot live. Words can offer perspective, insight, understanding, and vision. Words can bring consolation, comfort, encouragement and hope. Words can take away fear, isolation, shame, and guilt. Words can reconcile, unite, forgive, and heal. Words can bring peace and joy, inner freedom and deep gratitude. Words, in short, can carry love on their wings. A word of love can be the greatest act of love. That is because when our words become flesh in our own lives and the lives of others, we can change the world.

Jesus is the Word made flesh. In Him speaking and acting were one.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Fun!

I have NO idea why in the world I let them do this... but it was my birthday and I was in a good mood! I have to say I have never seen my two oldest love their little brother more!


Such excitement!

Samurai Ponytail!
Too late to go back now!

Lloyd Christmas!

A little too many chunks taken off the back... oops...

Oh no... need to get shorter blade to cover up mistakes!

T wants a try!


He likes it! Hysterical! Only a few bald spots... and a little shorter than anticipated... but he did make 50 bucks (he charged anyone who wanted to cut $10) Of course we all had to jump in!

May not be the best buzz cut... but oh the memories! Makes me smile!

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

So Long Insecurity!

Lizzy, Georgia Jan, Me!

Wow! Still processing it all... more to come! : )

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

The Lord is Risen!

The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

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