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Thursday, September 25, 2014

let the good times roll.

well, hey.

guess what.

i am hiding in a new corner of the internet these days. a new project has begun and i'd love for you to join me! i'm not sure what it is and i'm not sure if you'll think it's cool, but if you're up for the adventure then so am i!!

it's brand new, so be patient and be nice!  <-- join="" nbsp="" p="" party.="" the="">

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

top of the lungs, hallelujah.

i love mat kearney's music. 
for real, if you haven't listened to all of his albums, you most likely have a large gaping hole in your life. i mean, Jesus fills the main holes...but this is probably another pretty seriously sized one.


here is a riddle for you.

"Sometimes it flies, sometimes it crawls, but it always passes inexorably. 
We mark it, save it, waste it, bide it, race against it. 
We measure it incessantly, with a passion for precision that borders on the obsessive."

today i have been thinking about that idea.
get it?

how much time has to pass before something can be laughed about?
why does time go slower the more you want something to happen?
and go so much faster when you just wish it would slow down?
why can time heal some wounds, but not all?

one of the greatest lessons i have learned as a follower of Christ, is to stop yearning for a perfect life. to rest simply in the truth that it will be a tough go until i die and join the King. by fully grasping this, i have found full rest in the promise of Heaven.
think about it - it is the greatest gift!
nothing can be wasted, messed up or thrown away any faster than God can forgive it. 

thought something nasty about the person sitting next to you - oh dang, Jesus already died for that.
messed up at work and dropped the ball - it's been died for.
spoke a really crappy thing to a dear loved one? - apologize, but then forget about it because Jesus died so that you would not be able to wallow in your guilt, shame or screw ups. 
so stop doing it!

so how does that have anything to do with time?
well - first of all, i am a woman, therefore my string of thoughts don't have to make sense.
but, duh, they always do.
but secondly - time? STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT!
use it, yes.
do with it anything you will!
but stop thinking for one second that you have any kind of control over it. 
as soon as you give up that very notion - you can rest more fully in the fact that one person alone knows the time of all things and one person alone died so that you would relax. 

jesus says relax.


and now a couple of jokes about time - 

I was going to look for my missing watch, but I could never find the time.

Why did the clock in the cafeteria run slow?
(It always went back four seconds!)

I asked my boss if I could leave half an hour early the other day.
He said, "Only if you make up the time."
I said, "OK. It's 35 past 50."

Saturday, February 1, 2014

what upski.

what up my friends.

today i come back with a small outpouring of my hearts thoughts,
a few tunes
and a prayer.

this i know:
peace can abound in all things.
grace renews every nanosecond.
there is no such thing as an easy life, just faithfulness.
there is always room for a kind word.
self sacrifice is beautiful and hard, not weak.
forgiveness is far more about ourselves than anyone else.

today i pray to never let a day pass without gratitude.
 praying for never ending joy and excitement for each day.
while my heart can be overwhelmed within me, i am wonderfully made
- made to experience each day through grace.
not because i am good enough,
but because the Lord is good enough.